Amanda Rees
Senior Lecturer, University of York

Amanda Rees is a historian of science based at the University of York's Department of Sociology. She currently edits the British Journal for the History of Science, and recently published Presenting Futures Past: Science Fiction and the History of Science, edited with Iwan Rhys Morus. Her latest book, Human, co-written with Charlotte Sleigh, is forthcoming in May 2020.

Written by Amanda Rees

The Death of General Wolfe (1770) by Benjamin West. Wolfe was killed during the Battle of Quebec (1759) that decided the fate of French lands in North America. Courtesy the National Gallery of Canada/Wikipedia

Essay/
History
Are there laws of history?

Historians believe that the past is irreducibly complex and the future wildly unpredictable. Scientists disagree. Who’s right?

Amanda Rees

Wild horses in Iceland. Photo by Gallery Stock

Essay/
Animals and humans
Animal agents

Can they shape their own lives? Or the course of history? It’s time to reconsider the significance of animal agency

Amanda Rees