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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 are 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 are 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 is through the written word, art or film.

First and foremost, this is not extra academic work. You do not need to treat your contribution how you would an essay. There is 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.

You could explore the history of a LGBTQ+ community or examine the contributions of women to certain communities. Alternatively, you could research the history of your local community or conduct an informal oral history interview with elderly relatives about their sense of community and how it might have changed. These are just ideas - the possibilities are endless!

Check out our Resources for contributors section for advice and have a browse through the work which has already been submitted this year. 

Please use this form to upload submissions. 

Contributions will be added on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

I look forward to reading/watching/listening to your submissions!

Evelyn Nichols


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