Literature & Scholarship

Long Form Historical Writing

Long form narrative is not object oriented, to butcher a phrase associated with philosophy and computer programming. While historical writing is certainly evidentiary, it’s not a sequential presentation of evidential objects.

Lots of great stuff in Chad Black’s A Long Form Historical Narrative Framework. Chad Black’s post should be read alongside Craig Mod’s posts: Platforming Books and Subcompact Publishing.

(It’s nice to see Markdown, John Gruber’s useful “text-to-HTML conversion tool,” attracting attention amongst academics, though it would be nicer to see a link, both to give proper credit and to point readers to it.)