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Archival Research in a Time of Coronavirus

By Tim Galsworthy   Well, the world has certainly changed since I last blogged for Pubs and Publications! Since my previous piece in January things have turned upside down and then some. I have become accustomed to working from home,… Continue reading →

Fieldwork in your home country should be easy right?

I was close to a year into my PhD in architectural history at Newcastle University when I began planning my fieldwork in India. My work examines a historic state in the south of India (Mysore), my methods therefore involve working… Continue reading →

Writing mess, a historian and the past

By Sam Grinsell | Think of a lawn. It is simple, clear, smooth, uniformly green. It soaks up a lot of energy through watering and mowing. If you do not mow it regularly, rogue flowers begin to appear. You are… Continue reading →

Tracing transnational lives: a short guide for historians

By Maurice Casey | How do you track down historical evidence for individuals who operated in multiple countries and in various linguistic contexts throughout their lives? In a previous post, I talked about tracing the living descendants of research subjects…. Continue reading →

Fantastic sources and where to find them

By Maurice J. Casey  The most rewarding experiences of my historical research thus far have been encounters with the families of people I research. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of unearthing an old box of documents in a rarely… Continue reading →

Sustaining a postgraduate community: New History Lab, University of Leicester

Founded in October 2008 by a group of postgraduates determined to counter the isolation that seemed inevitably to come with postgraduate research, the idea was to gather together history postgraduates in a support network that prioritised tea, cake and pub…. Continue reading →

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