Alan Atkinson, in the journey to understand whether or not a ‘good historian’ should allow compassion to stain their work concluded that to not experience and project emotion is inhuman. Similarly, Charles Beard’s 1935 article condemned the possibility of writing an entirely objective history, asserting that this was simply an unachievable yet ‘noble dream’. Despite … Continue reading In what ways do historians’ own personal experiences shape their interpretations of the past?
As I prepare to apply for a PGCE course this October, I am spending a lot of my time watching history teachers bring different periods to life. I have noticed a considerable leaning towards bureaucracy that many teachers have long complained about, but I still find it absolutely fascinating the way in which a class … Continue reading Teaching and Learning Ideas
TASK: Produce a monologue. You must choose one of the crimes that we have been studying and produce a monologue explaining your life as a criminal as if you are the criminal (first person). Explain what crime and why you committed it, how you were treated by the public and how you were or will … Continue reading The Vagrant
One underestimates the quantity of paper and books required to successfully complete a History degree with a first. If someone could buy me my Amazon Wishlist in its entirety, that would be great... #studentsarepoorbooksareexpensive
Slowly beginning work on my dissertation on racial violence and I found this article from 1834, Boston, Massachusetts. I think it really is fascinating but I can't use it because of its location, so I thought I'd share it with you guys. It is from an online archive called Accessible Archives and is followed by … Continue reading And yet the people of the free states have no guilt in slavery!
We have an interesting topic of discussion for our seminar this afternoon - deviance and power. For reference, we are primarily looking at the following texts: Pfohl, Images of Deviance and Social Control, New York 1985. Cresswell, In Place/Out of Place, Minneapolis 1996. Firstly, it is important that we establish a definition for the deviant. … Continue reading Modern Deviancy
It is not uncommon for students to leave an essay to the last minute, be it because you are King Procrastinator, because you would rather be drinking, because this is the one at the bottom of your never ending list of things to do...or because (and I will believe you) you genuinely forgot. I will … Continue reading A Student’s 3 Great Tips For Writing That Darned Essay
Is this really the light at the end of my three-year degree course tunnel? Surely not! However, anyone who has watched the news in the last five years would believe that it is. In the same breath, however, I am going to leave this chart here. Yes, graduates are suffering unemployment, but so is everyone … Continue reading What a depressing image!