Teaching World History

Teaching World History

What does world history look like if you approach it through a BA History programme focused on the histories of Asia, Africa and the Middle East? What are the challenges of introducing such an approach to students who have, up until they join the programme, largely...

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Working in Archives

Working in Archives

In this post, Dr Mary Morrissey, Associate Professor in Early Modern English Literature at the University of Reading, offers advice to those who are beginning to work with historical archives. She explains how to locate archival information, understanding how archival...

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Tips on Using Bibliographic Software

Tips on Using Bibliographic Software

Linda Robertson, who has extensive experience working as a librarian, offers her views on the advantages of using technological aids for bibliographic research. In this post, she gives a detailed analysis about how to use the bibliographic software EndNote as a useful...

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Bridging ‘Digital Divides’ in Virtual Teaching

Bridging ‘Digital Divides’ in Virtual Teaching

We should not assume that others interact with the digital world in the same way as we do ourselves. In this post Dr Andrew Smith and Dr Mary Morrissey consider the challenges that many students encounter when required to engage with online teaching.  As noted by...

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Finding historical sources for the first time

Finding historical sources for the first time

In this guest post, Dr Mary Morrissey, Associate Professor in Early Modern English Literature at the University of Reading, offers some starting points and advice to those who are using historical sources for the first time. She points the reader to some online...

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The Anatomy of a Thesis

The Anatomy of a Thesis

In this post, historian Dr Andrew Foster provides research students with a general guide about the main elements of writing up a PhD thesis. The advice Dr Foster gives is based on years of discussions with research students in seminars and workshops about the...

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Online Resources: Ancient Greek and Roman History

Online Resources: Ancient Greek and Roman History

Ancient Greek-English Lexicon  https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/research/projects/glp/introduction This resource provides researchers with access to a two-volume lexicon, which covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic poets,...

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Online Resources: European History

Online Resources: European History

The Baudelaire Song Project  https://www.baudelairesong.org/ The resource hosts a database of all the song settings produced over Charles Baudelaire’s poetry through classical music and popular music settings, in French and in other translations, in musical scores and...

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Online Resources: Ancient History

Online Resources: Ancient History

Imaging Papyri at Oxford  http://www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk/ This resource gives researchers access to digitised images of Greek and Latin papyri in Oxford and Naples. The website was created as part of the Oxford University online database of digitised images of papyri....

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Online Resources: History of London

Online Resources: History of London

Charles Booth's London: Poverty Maps and Policy Notebooks https://booth.lse.ac.uk/ This resource enables researchers to search through the notebooks from Inquiry into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903) by providing visitors to the site to search through 41...

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