History magazines in the UK

Haydn, Terry (2013) History magazines in the UK. In: International Society of History Didactics: yearbook. Wochen Schau Verlag.

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Abstract

The paper explores the phenomenon of popular history magazines as a facet of public history. The UK has seen a substantial increase in the number of popular history magazines available to the public, with some magazines reaching high levels of circulation. The paper looks at the range of magazines available – from ‘heritage’ and ‘family’ history, to special interest magazines, and more ‘serious’ and scholarly history magazines. What is it that makes history magazines sell, and what influence do the magazines have on the historical consciousness of those that read them? Do history magazines represent a trivialising and ‘dumbed down’ version of history, or is the increasing appetite for the commercial consumption of history a positive development?

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2015 02:10
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020 01:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55667
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