Stuck on Your History Dissertation? Help is at Hand!

Don't know where to start with your undergraduate History dissertation? This blog post series by Dr Caroline Nielsen will go through commonly asked questions and recurring issues faced by students researching and writing their final year History dissertation. Help! “Help, I don’t know what to do for my dissertation. I’m interested in loads of areas... Continue Reading →

Re-enactment in the classroom

Here at the University of Northampton our first years have the option to take HIS1028 'United States: War and Society, 1610-2020'. I am a specialist on the eighteenth century, so I teach the segment that covers the Seven Years' War and the War of American Independence. I always start with a class on how to... Continue Reading →

Glimpses into Others’ Lives at the British Museum

History is all about stories. The stories we tell ourselves about the past. The stories we tell ourselves about the past, about our communities, about ourselves. The British Museum’s vast and world-famous collections hold multiple examples of stories around the globe. Some of these stories are easily accessible to us via the objects. Others are... Continue Reading →

Northampton historian in TV documentary

A historian from the University of Northampton is appearing in a TV documentary series. Matthew McCormack will feature in two episodes of The Royals: A History of Scandals on More4, starting a 9pm on Monday 30 January 2023. The series is presented by the historian Suzannah Lipscomb and focuses on scandalous episodes from the history... Continue Reading →

Northampton Historical Association programme 2022-23

Earlier this year, the Northampton Branch of the Historical Association relaunched with support from the University of Northampton. This academic year we are offering a programme of talks, which will take place online, on campus or in local schools. 20 October, 7pm online: Prof Matthew McCormack (UON) ‘Black histories of the American Revolution’ This talk... Continue Reading →

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