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Peter Carey, A History Manifesto

Presented by Rana Mitter. With Peter Carey discussing his new novel Amnesia, plus a debate about whether historians can help with global inequality, climate change and governance.

Peter Carey's new novel Amnesia counterpoints modern hackers with murky incidents in Australia's recent past as a writer explores where countries and individuals stand in the modern world.
And, as a new book calls on historians to take a more active role in debates over global inequality, climate change and governance, Rana Mitter is joined by The History Manifesto's co-author, David Armitage, Chris Skidmore MP and historian, and Lucy Delap, Director of History and Policy to discuss how and when history lost its place at the top table, the uses of micro-histories versus the long duree, and how new technology to handle big data might harness them both to help decision-takers and policy makers.

Presenter: Rana Mitter
Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • History and policy

    David Armitage, Chris Skidmore MP and Lucy Delap

    Duration: 24:59

  • Writer Peter Carey

    Author talks about his latest book Amnesia

    Duration: 17:32

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Peter Carey
Presenter Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest David Armitage
Interviewed Guest Chris Skidmore
Interviewed Guest Lucy Delap
Producer Jacqueline Smith

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