Introducing PureHistorical: Support a New Doctor Who Website!

The DWC have kindly allowed me to let you know about a relatively new Doctor Who project I’ve started. It’s an online publication called PureHistorical, which includes serious essays, opinion pieces, and features.

I founded PureHistorical out of love for two things: Doctor Who and History.

You might think that, since the focus our favourite television programme is a time machine, and its passengers travel to many periods in Earth’s history, that there would be plenty of websites and publications dedicated to this historical aspect of the show.

Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. This is why created PureHistorical was created, a publication dedicated solely to those stories which see the TARDIS arrive in the past.

Through essays, which look in-depth at individual ‘historical’ stories, and discuss the truth behind particular events’ interpretations on screen, reviews, opinion pieces and features, PureHistorical aims to provide you, a lover of Doctor Who and history, with exciting and refreshing content to read.

As you’re undoubtedly aware, ‘pure historical’ is a term which Doctor Who fans use to describe a selection of 1960s adventures which had very few science fiction elements, focusing on exploring the period of history arrived in by the TARDIS. We’ve named our publication in honour of these original historical stories, and think it’s a great shame that the programme no longer explores the past in such a detailed manner.

Despite the origins of our name, this publication explores all episodes that take place in History, not just those sacred few ‘pure historical’ stories.

We need your help

Now, we’ve got a small favour to ask.

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the site in its first few months, and the many exciting articles and essays lined up for publication, we’ve decided to raise money to get a ‘.com’ domain for PureHistorical – we’re hoping to become purehistorical.com!

Unfortunately, it costs a fair bit to do this:  Medium (the site’s platform) charges a one-off £60, and there’s purchasing the domain itself…  so we need your help.

We’re crowdfunding on Indiegogo to raise the money needed. Everyone who puts a few pounds towards our campaign will receive a perk as a thank-you. These rewards range from Twitter shout-outs to a printed copies of an article. There’s plenty to choose from, whether you live in the UK or overseas.

We’re already nearly halfway to what we need to raise (about £80), so if you can contribute anything – even a few pounds – we’d be really grateful. If everyone reading this gave £5, we’ll be there in no time!

You can view our crowdfunding campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/purehistorical-a-unique-doctor-who-website-magazine

We hope you’re able to contribute something – however much or little – to help us get a .com domain.

The site can be viewed at medium.com/purehistorical – there’s all sorts to read, from an essay on The Crusade, to historical cartoons.

Thank you so much for helping out!