What’s the point of studying History?

As I prepare for the students to arrive at my new university, it's a good time to stop and think about what it means to teach History students - and, more importantly, what it might mean to be a History student. It's something I think about quite a lot, but had especially brought to my attention earlier …

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Essay Tip: Cite the Set Reading

Students are often surprised when they hear the number of texts I would expect to see referenced in a university-level History essay. I’ve blogged before on how to go about finding the books and articles to use, but perhaps it’s worth saying that you won’t always need to do all that work for yourself. Yes, at …