This chapter addresses the question of how historical knowledge can help one to make sense of communities like Rotherham. It first considers what counts as ‘historical knowledge’, and examines the limitations of historiography in producing histories at a local level, where issues of class, gender, and ethnicity are played out in people's everyday lives. The chapter then explores how historians are expanding what counts for historical knowledge — in particular, the co-production of research, which can be defined as research with people rather than on people. It also provides some real-world examples of co-production in action. Finally, the chapter provides some arguments as to why historical knowledge matters.
|Title of host publication||Re-Imagining Contested Communities|
|Subtitle of host publication||Connecting Rotherham through Research|
|Editors||Elizabeth Campbell, Kate Pahl, Elizabeth Pente, Zanib Rasool|
|Number of pages||4|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781447333357, 9781447333333, 9781447333340|
|ISBN (Print)||9781447333326, 9781447333302|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Mar 2018|