The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

On being a one trick historian

It’s happening again. I read the diary written by Gwen Wells in which she records her courtship and marriage, the minutiae of life at work and play, the tumultuous final … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 16 Comments

MBS 2015: Conversations Beyond the Conference

Originally posted on Modern British Studies Birmingham:
Chris Moores Thanks to those of you who have registered for the Modern British Studies Conference in July. We are really looking forward…

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s in a name?

I sent a book manuscript out into the world, and it came back with a different name. It left me as The Prince of Tricksters: Cultures of Confidence in 1920s … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 2 Comments