Tim Hasker recently completed his masters in history at the University of Northampton, he specialises in the history of Northamptonshire during the Seventeenth Century. I was asked to do this blog a few weeks ago and until recently I’ve been unsure what to write about, especially when reading the other blogs that have uploaded by... Continue Reading →
‘We cannot become a country of justice until we as white people speak up against the injustice’. Black Lives Matter
Today it is the turn of Sabrina, another of our wonderful bunch of History undergraduates at Northampton, to share her experiences of the Black Lives Matter movement and why she was inspired to get involved. Growing up I was surrounded by racist comments, which living in such a culturally diverse place that was Bradford confused... Continue Reading →
Lessons in Lockdown – Online Courses and Skills Training
Our senior lecturer Caroline Nielsen continues her Employability series. Welcome back to History and Employability during Covid-19, our mini-series on this blog! We are now several months into the global Covid-19 pandemic, and if you are reading this in the UK, we have now all experienced lockdown and longer periods at home. I have heard... Continue Reading →
History and Employability during Covid-19: Welcome!
Senior Lecturer Caroline Nielsen is writing a series for us on History and Employability. We know that your future employability will be of concern to many of you, especially in the current crisis, so we hope this series will help. This series will be running weekly. Looking for ways to boost your graduate employability profile... Continue Reading →
CFP: PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE IN ENGLISH, 1400 – PRESENT: A CONFERENCE
Across history people have used letters to communicate. Letters were used in the exchange of news, emotions and opinions; they constructed networks, formed and destroyed friendships and relationships. Personal correspondence has been intrinsic to human society, bonding and breaking links between individuals, family and social groups.
Educating Generation Z
I have a lot of sympathy for my students – we Millennials were criticised for exactly the same reasons that they receive public condemnation.
Taking teaching outside the classroom: crime and punishment in situ
On Monday this week I removed my second-year class on crime and punishment from the confines of a Waterside campus classroom (lovely as they are) and transported it to a real life courthouse in the centre of Northampton. Northampton’s Sessions House was built after the fire that destroyed much of the town in 1675.... Continue Reading →
Putting Undergraduates on Trial (this time with feelings)
For several years now I've been putting undergraduates on trial. Before you get excited I only mean as an exercise in understanding the criminal trial in the past, I don't lock them up or send them to Botany Bay! Each year I set an assessment which involves groups of 2nd year History and Criminology students... Continue Reading →
Farewell Park and Avenue (and hello Waterside!)
On Wednesday this week I will be moving into my open office space in the Learning Hub at the University of Northampton's new Waterside Campus. I'm pretty excited about the change because I've been down to Waterside and it looks fantastic. In fact it has exceeded my hopes so far and I hope and believe... Continue Reading →