History Today - Who Is the Most Important Historian of the Past 60 Years?

Discussion in 'Historiography' started by von Poop, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Well if we are talking about Important then Overrated would have to be included too!
    Maybe under annoying? But I get the point (I know who I'm thinking of) - we'll start with both.
    The list is not looking very inclusive at the moment. To avoid accusations of sexism, do we need a Best Hertorian category?
    At the risk of sounding more patronising, I could put a 'best female' category in, but I might find it tricky re. my own WW2 Interests - depressingly I suspect none of my tanky/gunny/uniformy books have a female author.
    Aha, Anne Forty! Splendid.
  2. Alan Allport

    Alan Allport Senior Member

  3. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Lads, all due respect but why exactly are we distinguishing between genders in relation to historians? We're not having a Male Historian Category are we? If everyone feels the need for it then fire away but in the interests of equality I fail to see the need to differentiate. All Historians are equal!!!
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