Using Radical Collections: Renewed CFP

This event, originally intended to be held in the spring, is now slated for November (exact date TBC) and so we are renewing the CFP for a 21 September deadline. We are looking for contributions to a workshop exploring how people (archivists, teachers, researchers etc) are using radical and activist collections in educational, public history... Continue Reading →

An Intelligence PhD as a Retirement Project!

Our recently graduated (July 2019) PhD student, the newly-minted Dr Paul Stewart, writes about his project, 'Medmenham: Anglo-American Photographic Intelligence in the Second World War'.   During a thirty six year career as an RAF intelligence officer, specialising in imagery intelligence, I had the honour to meet many of the photographic intelligence unsung heroes from... Continue Reading →

Fathers and Feelings: History Podcast

For Father's Day, historians at Northampton Rachel Moss, Mark Rothery and Paul Jackson have recorded a podcast about fatherhood in history! And you can also catch up on the previous Beyond Histories' episode on emotions here too.

Black Lives Matter: Reading List

  Recognising that we are committed to more deeply embedding Black history into our teaching, the History team have put together a suggested reading list for the summer - for our students and for ourselves! To make this list as accessible as possible, we have selected texts that are either available as e-texts through the... Continue Reading →

Mass Observation: A Public History Project

On 12 May every year the Mass Observation Project asks people living in Britain to keep a diary and submit it for posterity. They are building up a wonderful social history archive. Lecturer Rachel Moss has documented hers on her blog here. Meanwhile, our undergraduate student Ursula Watkins submitted the following: My Day 12th May... Continue Reading →

Lockdown cooking: chocolate flapjacks

Our second year student Ursula Watkins returns with another great family-friendly recipe you can try! Lockdown may be easing with some of us lucky enough to be able to send some of our children back to school. My eldest a year six went back on Tuesday and came home buzzing as he got to see his... Continue Reading →

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