I'm designing a new module for our MA History programme, provisionally called 'Emotions in History'. The module picks up on exciting new directions in historical research focusing on the way people felt in the past and how emotions have changed across history.
England is about to enter Lockdown Take 2, and we know that particularly for our students who are living away from home for the first time that this probably feels very daunting. Here are some tips.
It's Halloween week! Are you a fan of things that go bump in the night? Do you like a bit of spooky or gruesome history? We are here to help!
Our Subject Leader Dr Drew Gray shares his experiences as a student at Northampton before his academic career here! The takeaway: it's never too late to go to university. You might even end up as a head of department there one day! ‘In England justice is open to all, like the Ritz Hotel’ I used... Continue Reading →
Just got your A level results? Still not decided where you want to go in September? Or maybe you're super organised and are looking ahead to autumn 2021. We would love to welcome you at Northampton, where our small (but perfectly formed, in our opinion!) department means you get lots of personal attention from... Continue Reading →
After a successful year running my first year module The Medieval World 1200-1500, I'm delighted that this autumn I'm able to launch a year two module: Medieval Chivalry and its Afterlives. Chivalry is a popular topic with students interested in medieval society. Who hasn't been caught up in the romance of knights jousting for the... Continue Reading →
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 →
Today we have another post from one of our History students at Northampton. Charlotte has just completed year two and reflects on studying History in a pandemic. We have all been impacted by Covid-19 for months now and I just wanted to give people a bit of an insight about my experience of how the... Continue Reading →
Today's blog is written by Charlotte who has just successfully completed her second year studying History at the University of Northampton. I have been reflecting about my university experience a lot recently as I am entering my final year as an undergraduate history student at the University of Northampton. I have seen a lot of... Continue Reading →
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 →