It’s Snow Joke: History and the Media

Senior lecturer Mark Rothery writes about his recent interactions with the media, and what that means for historical research. Mark also discussed some of these themes on TALKRadio -select the 4:30-5:00 clip and go to three minutes in.  On 4th February this year the new Times Online history correspondent published an article called ‘Snowflakes are... Continue Reading →

Diamonds are Forever

Last night the University of Northampton hosted the 2020 Diamond Research Awards. These awards celebrate the research that is undertaken at the University of Northampton, the staff that make it happen, and the staff who supervise, develop and encourage our new up and coming researchers. We were absolutely delighted that our Senior Lecturer in History,... Continue Reading →

My Right Well-beloved Valentine

Lecturer in History Dr Rachel Moss gives us a peek at the first known Valentine's letter written in English. This post first appeared in a slightly adapted format on her blog. Every few years an enterprising reporter does a bit of googling and stumbles across the letter from Margery Brews to her suitor John Paston,... Continue Reading →

Love is Love: Welcome to UK LBGTQ+ History Month!

Senior lecturer Caroline Nielsen writes: Love is Love: Welcome to UK LBGTQ+ History Month! February is UK LGBT+ History Month, an inclusive celebration of history. Across the country, public events will be taking place to celebrate the long history and global diversity of LGBTQ+ experience. It aims to promote equality and diversity in communities, with... Continue Reading →

Study Tips for Successful Researchers

Writing and researching on a large scale certainly doesn’t follow a straight trajectory. You’ll chop and change and re-direct where you’re going just as you thought you were getting somewhere. Whilst it can be frustrating, it’s a part of the process.

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