Tag: historiography

Biography and autobiography as History methods, Professor Barbara Caine — WOAE088

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A conversation for the interest of students of History and others interested in scholarly approaches and attitudes to biography and autobiography as historical methods. Professor Barbara Caine explains changing perceptions of biography in the historiography and the emergence of what some refer to as a biological turn and more recently an autobiographical turn.

Professor Caine is author of Biography and History and books on the Strachey family, English feminism, Victorian feminists, and the sisters of Beatrice Webb, among other works. Professor Caine’s current research is on the history of women’s autobiography from the mid 18th century to the present.

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Classicist Dylan James, Oxford – WOAE016


Dylan James is a Clarendon Scholar of Ancient History in the Classics Faculty at Oxford University who specialises in Greek and Roman historiography. We discuss his intellectual development from being fascinated with ancient history and classics as a child to learning Latin and Greek languages as a young man so he could study classical texts for his honours, masters, and now doctoral research.  Dylan is somewhat of an all-rounder and we also chat about his other pursuits in music, sport, comedy, and politics.

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