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New Histories

The free online history magazine


Hello and welcome to New Histories. We are a student-led platform that aims to make history more accessible for a wider audience.

This year we're producing a special edition on the subject of 'community'. We aim to collect contributions from not only History students, but also other groups within and outside of the university. This is in order to draw up an intersectional picture of community in Sheffield - and beyond. 

We're continuing to move away from a stereotypical ‘magazine’ - where the focus is only on written work - and instead catering to a larger creative skillset. We want historians to be able to tell history in their own way, whether that's through the written word, art or film.

First and foremost, this isn't extra academic work. You don't need to treat your contribution like an essay. There's no need for references or word counts. We are not History Matters, the department’s academic blog. This is New Histories, where you can tell the history you want, in the way you want.

You can really cover anything, as long as it fits the monthly theme. These themes are deliberately broad and vague to allow you to cover the history you’d like. This is about the history that you didn’t get taught in school and the history that matters to you.

Here are some ideas to get you thinking: