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  1. Dissertation Overview and Picking a Project 5 items
    1. Useful Reading 2 items
      1. The pursuit of history: aims, methods and new directions in the study of history - John Tosh, dawsonera 2015

        Book Recommended Chapter 2 ‘The Uses of History’, pp. 17-35

    2. Further Reading 3 items
      1. Podcast, Ben Franklin’s World, ‘How Do Historians Choose Their Research Projects’?

        Audio document Further This podcast has a rather lengthy introduction, but persevere and you will hear an interesting interview with historian Simon P Newman (Glasgow) on how he selects his research projects.

      2. Studying history - Jeremy Black, Donald M. MacRaild, dawsonera 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

  2. Planning a Research Project and the Initial Proposal 6 items
    1. Useful Reading 3 items
      1. Making Notes - Mary Abbott

        Chapter Essential

      2. William Cronon, ‘Learning to Do Historical Research: How to Frame a Researchable Question’

        Webpage Essential Environmental historian William Cronon offers his reflections on how to plan your research and to come up with a focused question.

    2. Further Reading 3 items
      1. Studying history - Jeremy Black, Donald M. MacRaild, dawsonera 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book  ch 7: ‘Conducting Research in History’, pp. 110-132.

  3. Archive Fever: Using Archives and Textual Sources 12 items
    1. Useful reading 3 items
      1. Archives Hub, ‘Using Archives’

        Article Essential Particularly ‘Working with Archives’ and ‘Visits to Archive Repositories’

      2. Historical Studies Resource and Support Page

        Webpage Essential See the Historical Studies Resource and Support Page for many more databases and resources available to you, as well as information on inter-library loans.

    2. Further Reading 9 items
      1. National Archives Podcast, ‘Newly Released Files of 1985-1986’, 2016.

        Audio-visual document Further Each year more modern British files are released by the National Archives under the ‘thirty-year rule’.

      2. Along the archival grain: epistemic anxieties and colonial common sense - Ann Laura Stoler, dawsonera c2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

      3. British archives: a guide to archive resources in the United Kingdom - Janet Foster, Julia Sheppard 2002

        Book Further

      4. The Public Record Office, 1838-1958 - John D. Cantwell 1991

        Book Further

      5. Temptation in the Archives 2015 (Hardback)

        Book Further Chapter 1: Temptation in the Archive.

  4. Seeing is Believing? Visual and Non-Textual Sources in the Dissertation 6 items
    1. Useful Reading 3 items
      1. Eyewitnessing: the uses of images as historical evidence - Peter Burke, dawsonera 2001

        Book Essential ‘Introduction: the Testimony of Images’, pp. 9-19.

    2. Further Reading 3 items
      1. The look of the past: visual and material evidence in historical practice - Ludmilla J. Jordanova 2012

        Book Further

      2. Visual methodologies: an introduction to researching with visual materials - Gillian Rose 2016

        Book Further

      3. Using photographs in social and historical research - Penny Tinkler 2013

        Book Further

  5. The Lives of Others: Is my Dissertation Ethical? 16 items
    1. Useful Reading 2 items
      1. Historians and Their Duties - JONATHAN GORMAN 12/2004

        Article Essential his article is part of a thought-provoking Special Issue on historians and ethics.

    2. Further Reading 3 items
      1. Private Minds, Public Collections: Exploring the Public Use of Mental Health Records | Institute of Historical Research

        Audio document Further A fascinating talk offered by an archivist on studying the history of mental health. How, for instance, should we reflect on terms used in the past that we no longer use?

    3. Further reading on ethics and oral history 6 items
    4. Further Reading on Oral and Written Sources 5 items
      1. Oral and literate culture in England, 1500-1700 - Adam Fox, Oxford Scholarship Online (Online service) 2000

        Book Further

      2. The spoken word: oral culture in Britain, 1500-1850 - Adam Fox, D. R. Woolf 2002

        Book Further

      3. From memory to written record: England 1066-1307 - M. T. Clanchy 1993

        Book Further

      4. The interface between the written and the oral - Jack Goody 1987

        Book Further

  6. Being Critical: Engaging with Historians and target-setting for TB2 3 items
    1. Useful Reading 3 items
      1. Latest reviews | Reviews in History

        Webpage Essential More examples of critical reviews of historical research

  7. Writing History: Dos and Don'ts in Dissertation Writing 5 items
    1. Useful Reading 2 items
    2. Further Reading 3 items
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