Zoe Alipranti Blog

Hello! I am Zoe, a 22 year old history student. I just completed an MPhil in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge after completing my History BA there. My blog is devoted to issues that link the present to the past or topics that have sparked intense debate in current affairs.

“Conceptions of the past are far from stable. They are perenially revised by the urgencies of the present. When new urgencies arise in our times and lives, the historian’s spotlight shifts, probing now into shadows, throwing into sharp relief things that were always there but that earlier historians had carelessly excised from collective memory. New voices ring out of historical darkness and demand attention.”