Writing History

The 'Writing History' class complements previous work done on historiography, sources and methods by exploring the making of the 'finished product' of published works of history. It explores the challenges faced by historians in terms of the framing, structuring and presentation of their work. These include:

In advance of the weekly session the class leader will provide a reading list. Students are invited to read a couple of books per week under each heading and be prepared to give a 3-4 minute presentation on ONE of them. If they wish to present books on the theme of the week that are not on the reading list, they are welcome to do so.

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