Publications

We have actively published in a number of different formats during the lifetime of our project, including a project blog and our major pageants database. The database is the principal output of the project; it is now available and fully searchable.

Drawing upon our research over the last few years, members of the Project Team have also written and, indeed, are still in the process of writing a range of publications that explore various aspects of historical pageants in twentieth century Britain. You can find more details of these in the list below.

Database

A. Bartie, P. Caton, L. Fleming, M. Freeman, T. Hulme, A. Hutton, and P. Readman, The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants in Britain, 1905-2016 (database, published online, 2016, at http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/

Books

A. Bartie, L. Fleming, M. Freeman, A. Hutton and P. Readman (eds), Restaging the Past: Historical Pageants, Culture and Society in Modern Britain (London: UCL Press, forthcoming; Gold Open Access).

Journal Articles

A. Bartie, L. Fleming, M. Freeman, T. Hulme, A. Hutton, and P. Readman, '"History Taught in the Pageant Way": Education and Historical Performance in Twentieth-century Britain', History of Education (forthcoming, 2018)

A. Bartie, L. Fleming, M. Freeman, T. Hulme, A. Hutton, and P. Readman, 'Historical Pageants and the Medieval Past in Twentieth-Century England', English Historical Review, 133 (2018), 866-902.

A. Bartie, L. Fleming, M. Freeman, T. Hulme, P. Readman, and C. Tupman, '"And Those Who Live, How Shall I Tell Their Fame?" Historical Pageants, Collective Remembrance and the First World War, 1919-1939’, Historical Research, 90 (2017), 636-61. Available for free download, here

Hulme, T., '"A Nation of Town Criers": Civic Publicity and Historical Pageantry in Inter-war Britain', Urban History, 44 (2017), 270-91. Available for free download online

A. Bartie, L. Fleming, M. Freeman, T. Hulme, P. Readman, and C. Tupman, ‘The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants in Twentieth-Century England’, International Journal of Research on History Didactics, History Education and History Culture – Yearbook/Jahrbuch/Annales 37 (2016), 19-35. 

Hulme, T., ‘Historical Pageants, Neo-Romanticism and the City in 1930s Britain’, Informationen zur Modernen Stadtgeschichte, issue 2 (2016)

Chapters in Edited Collections

A. Bartie, L. Fleming, M. Freeman, T. Hulme, and P. Readman, “Commemoration through Dramatic Performance: Historical Pageants and the Age of Anniversaries, 1905-1920”, in T.G. Otte (ed.), The Age of Anniversaries: The Cult of Commemoration, 1895-1925 (London: Routledge, 2018), 195-218

A. Bartie, L. Fleming, M. Freeman, T. Hulme, and P. Readman, "Performing the Past: Identity, Civic Culture and Historical Pageants in Twentieth-Century small towns" in L. Klusakova, Small Towns in Europe and Beyond: 20th-21st Century (Prague: Karolinum Press, 2017), 24-51

Other Publications

A. Bartie, L. Fleming, M. Freeman, A. Hutton, and P. Readman, ‘Performing the Past: Historical Pageants in Scotland’, History Scotland, 16:5 (September/October 2016), 22-24. 

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