Our recently graduated (July 2019) PhD student, the newly-minted Dr Paul Stewart, writes about his project, 'Medmenham: Anglo-American Photographic Intelligence in the Second World War'. During a thirty six year career as an RAF intelligence officer, specialising in imagery intelligence, I had the honour to meet many of the photographic intelligence unsung heroes from... Continue Reading →
Employability Series: Try Going to a (Virtual) History Seminar or Conference
Senior lecturer Caroline Nielsen continues her Employability blog series, helping you develop your skills. Missing our department’s monthly research seminar series? Thinking about postgraduate studies in History, Heritage or archives, or in Teaching? Want to reach out to other academics and students and build your network? What to learn about completely new subjects or the... 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.
History Dissertations: Top Tips for Students
We’ve finished our most recent dissertation cycle here at Northampton. The marking is done and the results have been released. It seems a useful time to reflect as I prepare meetings to discuss projects with students for next year. We've had some great results, some fascinating dissertations, some of them first class. As the convenor... Continue Reading →