Historical Writing

The Living Past

Martin Keaveney Creative Writing  ‘Historical Writing’  Course Outline 

Thanks for enrolling in the course. I hope you enjoy it and find it very rewarding. Please see the outline below. If you have any further queries relating to the course, please email info@martinkeaveney.com.

Class 1

Writing & Creative Practice

Class 2

Research Skills

Class 3

Genealogy / Political

Class 4

Field Work

Class 5

Local & Universal

Week 6

Formats &


Participants have the option to submit writing and read others’ material via email/workshop when available.

Reading list

Readings/viewings are optional but they are helpful for weekly discussion. It is not necessary to purchase any of these titles as material will be provided in advance.


The Transformation of Historical Research in the Digital Age
Milligan, Ian
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2022

Writing History in the Digital Age
Kristen Nawrotzki; Jack Dougherty; Project Muse.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press 2013

Research methods
Patrick. McNeill Steve Chapman 1957-
London ; New York, NY : Routledge 2005 3rd ed.

Brooks, James F.
Santa Barbara: University of California Press Books Division
The Public historian, 2020, Vol.42 (1), p.5-7

Others TBA.