Category Archives: Study Skills

Digital Decay: Should historians be worried?

The problem of ‘digital decay’ could become a difficult challenge for historians in the future. We re-publish a piece on this tricky conundrum from April, 2015. Here’s a major technological challenge that might face the next generation of historians. Everybody … Continue reading

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What the French Revolution Means Today

Marisa Linton, Professor Emerita at Kingston University in Surrey and an internationally renowned expert on the French Revolution, has recently spearheaded a major online rethinking of ‘What the French Revolution Means Today’. The rethinking takes the form of a virtual … Continue reading

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Past and Present: Why studying History tells us who we really are

In 2017 the historian Sir David Cannadine, in his capacity as president of the British Academy, made a strong and very welcome defence of the study of his subject, pointing out that the academic investigation of the past is necessary … Continue reading

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A Future Based on the Past: the scholarly and career benefits of studying History at postgraduate level

Why study history at postgraduate level? What do the expert commentators say? Here at Kingston University the History team often point our applicants to a range of sources which explain the huge benefits of postgraduate history, either at taught-course level or … Continue reading

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From War to Peace: National Archives announces ‘Great War’ events for last quarter of 2018

The National Archives (TNA), located at Kew in in south-west London, which is the repository of all British government historical records, has just announced its latest exciting round of talks and activities as part of its ongoing centenary programme First World War … Continue reading

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