We are excited to announce that registration is OPEN for our conference on personal correspondence in English. The conference is to be held online 15-16 April. We have rich sessions on a range of topics related to personal correspondence across time and have structured the days to offer plenty of opportunities for reflection, discussion and... Continue Reading →
The University of Northampton History department is home to the Searchlight Archive, a unique archive collection of material documenting the activities of British and international fascist and racist organisations from the 1930s onwards. It is one of the most extensive and significant resources of its type in Europe. Daniel Jones, the Searchlight Collections Officer recommends:... Continue Reading →
The latest instalment of our student advice comes from Charlotte Tyrrell, who is about to start her third year. Try not to stress out As a mature student I didn’t have the nerves of waiting for A level results to see if I had got into the university of my choice. I knew months before... Continue Reading →
Our current students are offering advice to the incoming first years. Next up, we have Amelia DeCairos-Parr, who tells us what she wishes she'd known at the start of the first year.
In the run up to the start of term, we have several student posts scheduled where current students look back on starting studying History at UoN. First up is Catriona Lougher.
This week, we have a very special guest: Tasneem Dakri, a Career Development Coach who has very kindly agreed to be interviewed by me about how to use one of the most powerful professional networking tools of all: LinkedIn! Today’s topic: The LinkedIn Master Class LinkedIn is one of the most influential professional networking platforms... Continue Reading →
As a recent Guardian editorial reminded us, Nicky Morgan, former Education Secretary (who studied at Oxford, and is now ennobled and in the House of Lords) once said this about the subject area I practice within: ‘[In the past] if you didn’t know what you wanted to do … the arts and humanities were what... Continue Reading →
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 →
The internet has been filled with blog posts reminding us of the importance of self-care during the Covid-19 crisis. But what does comfort actually mean, both historically and today? Ruth Barton, one of our PhD students, explores. At the time of writing, it has been just over eleven weeks since I began my PhD at... Continue Reading →