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HIST5000M Reading List

Research Methodology in History, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Cathy Coombs
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General Reading

These books might serve as a starting point of inquiry and help you explore approaches you are interested in.

Bentley, Michael, ed, Companion to historiography (London: Routledge, 2002)

Berger, Stefan, Heiko Feldner and Kevin Passmore, eds,  Writing history : theory & practice  (London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2010)

Breisach, Ernst, Historiography : Ancient, Medieval, & Modern , 3rd edition (Chicago, Ill. [u.a.]: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2007)

Budd, Adam, The modern historiography reader : Western sources (London [etc.]: Routledge, 2009)

Carr, Edward Hallett Evans Richard J., What is history? (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001)

Claus, Peter, and John Marriott, History : an introduction to theory, method and practice (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2012)

Green, Anna and Kathleen Troup, eds, The houses of history : a critical reader in twentieth-century history and theory (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999)

Hewitson, Mark,  History and causality (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

Marwick, Arthur, The new nature of history : knowledge, evidence, language (Palgrave: Basingstoke, 2001)

Jordanova, L. J., History in practice (London; New York: Arnold ; Oxford University Press, 2000)

Skinner, Quentin, Visions of politics : Volume 1: Regarding Method , 3 vols (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002)

Tosh, John, The Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History (Harlow : Longman, 2010)

White, Hayden V., The content of the form : narrative discourse and historical representation (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987)

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Week 3: Issues in the profession

For this week, you'll only need to look at one topic in your groups. A good starting point is:

Chapter 19 of Claus, Peter, and John Marriott,  History : an introduction to theory, method and practice (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2012) EBook available

Public history / history and the public

Ashton, Paul Kean Hilda, People and their pasts : public history today (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Beck, Peter, Presenting history : past and present (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

Berger, Stefan and William John Niven, Writing the history of memory (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014)

Cox, Pamela, 'The Future Uses of History', History workshop journal. (2013); doi: 10.1093/hwj/dbs007

De Groot, Jerome, Consuming history : historians and heritage in contemporary popular culture (London: Routledge, 2008)

Chapter 9 of Donnelly, Mark, and Claire Norton,  Doing history (Abingdon, Oxon., UK: Routledge, 2011)

Chapter 6 of Jordanova, L. J.,  History in practice (London; New York: Arnold ; Oxford University Press, 2000) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

There are also plenty of blogs worth looking at; just a few examples:

Beard, Mary, A Classicist on Television: Expertise, Collaboration, and Unpredictable Consequences , History Matters (Sheffield: University of Sheffield, 2013) http://www.historymatters.group.shef.ac.uk/classicist-television-expertise-collaboration-unpredictable-consequences [accessed 19 August 2013]

King, Laura and Gary Rivett, Engaging People in Making History: Paternalistic, Top-Down Approaches to Impact May Limit Innovation and Two-Way Exchange, Impact of Social Sciences (London: LSE, 2013) http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2013/07/08/engaging-people-in-making-history/ [accessed 19 August 2013]


Getting Started: What is Oral History? , Oral History Society http://www.ohs.org.uk/advice/getting-started/ [accessed 15th October 2015]

Hammersley, Martyn and Anna Traianou, Ethics in qualitative research : controversies and contexts (London: SAGE Publications, 2012)

Oliver, Paul, The student's guide to research ethics (Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2003) 

Gorman, Jonathan, 'Historians and Their Duties', History and theory. , 43.4 (2004), 103-17; doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2303.2004.00300.x

(see also other articles in  History and Theory, Volume 43, issue 4  http://0-onlinelibrary.wiley.com.wam.leeds.ac.uk/doi/10.1111/hith.2004.43.issue-4/issuetoc )

Scarre, Geoffrey F., 'Privacy and the Dead', Philosophy in the Contemporary World, 19.1 (2012), 1-16

Southgate, Beverley, '‘A Pair of White Gloves’: Historians and Ethics', Rethinking history , 10.1 (2006), 49-61. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva


Burke, Peter, Eyewitnessing : the use of images as historical evidence (London : Reaktion, 2001)

Cohn, Bernard, An anthropologist among the historians and other essays [electronic resource] (Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1987)

Dimmock, Matthew, History and Other Disciplines: A Case Study , Making History (The Institute of Historical Research, 2008) http://www.history.ac.uk/makinghistory/resources/articles/interdisciplinarity.html [accessed 19 August 2013]

Feierman, Steven, 'The Comaroffs and the Practice of Historical Ethnography', Interventions. , 3.1 (2001), 24-30; doi: 10.1080/13698010020026976

Ghosh, Ranjan, 'Interdisciplinarity and the ‘Doing’ of History: A Dialogue between F. R. Ankersmit and Ranjan Ghosh', Rethinking history , 11.2 (2007), 225-49. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Grassby, Richard, 'Material Culture and Cultural History', The journal of interdisciplinary history. , 35.4 (2005), 591-603

Chapter 3 of Jordanova, L. J., History in practice (London; New York: Arnold ; Oxford University Press, 2000)

Repko, Allen F., Interdisciplinary research : process and theory (Los Angeles: SAGE, 2008)

Smith, Mark M., Sensing the past : seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching in history (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007)

Archives and history

Arlette Farge, Thomas Scott-Railton, and Natalie Zemon Davis, The allure of the archives (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013)

Berkhofer, Robert F., Fashioning history : current practices and principles (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); chapter 3

Blouin, Francis X. and William G. Rosenberg, Processing the past : contesting authority in history and the archives (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011) - Chapter 7

Blouin, Francis X. and William G. Rosenberg, eds, Archives, documentation and institutions of social memory : essays from the Sawyer Seminar (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007)

Burton, Antoinette M., ed., Archive stories : facts, fictions, and the writing of history (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2005)

Derrida, Jacques, Archive fever : a Freudian impression trans. by Eric Prenowitz (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996)

Hedstrom, Margaret, 'Archives, Memory, and Interfaces with the Past', Archival science. , 2.1-2 (2002), 21-43; url: http://0-search.proquest.com.wam.leeds.ac.uk/docview/214909708

Schwartz, JoanM and Terry Cook, 'Archives, Records, and Power: The Making of Modern Memory', Archival science. , 2.1-2 (2002), 1-19; doi: 10.1007/BF02435628

Digital Humanities

Burdick, Anne, Digital humanities , (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012)

Gold, Matthew K., Debates in the digital humanities , (London; Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012)

Helmreich, Anne, Tim Hitchcock and William J. Turkel, 'Rethinking Inventories in the Digital Age: The Case of the Old Bailey', Journal of Art Historiography, 11 (2014), 1-25

Hitchcock, T., 'Confronting the Digital or How Academic History Writing Lost the Plot', Cultural and social history. , 10.1 (2013), 9-23; doi: 10.2752/147800413x13515292098070 . See also the subsequent debate forum in Cultural and social history. 11.3 (2014), 329-348.

Ridge, Mia, ed., Crowdsourcing our cultural heritage (Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2014)

Terras, Melissa M., Julianne Nyhan and Edward Vanhoutte, eds, Defining digital humanities : a reader (Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2013)

Warwick, Claire, Melissa M. Terras and Julianne Nyhan, eds, Digital humanities in practice (London: Facet Publishing in association with UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, 2012)

Writing history and the historical profession

Chapter 3 of Feldner, Heiko, Kevin Passmore and Stefan Berger,  Writing history: theory and practice (London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2010) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Paul, Herman, 'Performing History: How Historical Scholarship is Shaped by Epistemic Virtues',  History and theory. 50.1 (2011), 1-19;

Jordanova, Ludmilla, 'What’s in a Name? Historians and Theory',  English historical review. , CXXVI.523 (2011), 1456-77;

Chapter 1 of Jordanova, L. J.,  History in practice (London; New York: Arnold ; Oxford University Press, 2000)

Roper, Michael, 'The Unconscious Work of History',  Cultural and social history. , 11 (2014), 169-93;

The Institute of Historical Research's  'Making History' website is an excellent resource about history as a subject and how it has developed.


Just in case you are wondering where the idea of a footnote came from:

Grafton, Anthony, The footnote : a curious history (London : Faber, 2003)

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Weeks 6-8: Theories, Concepts, and Approaches

Part 4 of Claus, Peter, and John Marriott,  History : an introduction to theory, method and practice (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2012) gives a good overview of different approaches.

Also worth a look for particular topics / themes is Burns, R. M.,  Historiography : critical concepts in historical studies , 5 vols (London; New York: Routledge, 2006). 

Social Theory

Key Reading

Bonnell, Victoria, ‘The Uses of Theory, Concepts and Comparison in Historical Sociology’, Comparative studies in society and history. 22 (1980), 156-173

Detailed Reading

Abrams, Philip, Historical sociology. . (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1982)

Burke, Peter, History and Social Theory (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1992)

Marshall, Gordon Scott John, ed., A dictionary of sociology , 3rd edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)

Stedman-Jones, Gareth, ‘From Historical Sociology to Theoretical History’, The British journal of sociology. 27 (1976), 295-305

Thompson, Edward P., The poverty of theory & other essays (London: Merlin Press, 1978)


Key Reading

Donnelly, F . K., ‘Ideology and early English working ‐ class history: Edward Thompson and his critics’, Social history. , 1 (1976), 219-238; JSTOR

Detailed Reading

Giddens, Anthony, Capitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1984)

Law, Robin, ‘How not to be a Marxist historian: The Althusserian threat to African History’ in People's history and socialist theory , ed. by Raphael Samuel, (London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Marx, Karl and Friedrich Engels, The Communist manifesto (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1967) [many editions available; search by title on the library catalogue]

W.J. Mommsen, ‘Max Weber as a critic of Marxism’, Canadian journal of sociology = Cahiers canadiens de sociologie. 2 (1977), 373-398; JSTOR

Perry, Matt, Marxism and history (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave, 2002)

Rigby, S. H., Marxism and history : a critical introduction (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998)

Singer, Peter, Marx : a very short introduction (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000)

Thompson, E. P., The Making of the English Working Class (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991)

Weber, Max, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism , trans. by Talcott Parsons (London: Routledge, 2001)


Key Reading

Gusterson, Hugh, ‘Nuclear Weapons and the Other in the Western Imagination’, Cultural anthropology. 14 (1999), 111-143; JSTOR

Detailed Reading

Clifford, James, The predicament of culture : twentieth-century ethnography, literature, and art (Cambridge (Mass.): Harvard University Press, 1988)

Comaroff, Jean and Comaroff John L., Of Revelation and Revolution , 2 vols (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991)

Comaroff, John L. and Jean Comaroff, Ethnography and the historical imagination (Boulder: Westview Press, 1992)

Davis, Natalie Zemon, Society and Culture in Early Modern France : Eight Essays (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1975)

Davis, Natalie Zemon, Martin Guerre and Arnault Du Tilh, The return of Martin Guerre (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1983)

Evans-Pritchard, E. E., 'Anthropology and History ', in Essays in social anthropology , ed. by E. E. Evans-Pritchard (New York: Free Press of Glencoe, 1963) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Geertz, Clifford, 'Thick Description : Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture', in The Interpretation of Cultures : Selected Essays , ed. by Clifford Geertz (New York: Basic Books, 1973) Available online

Thomas, Keith, Religion and the Decline of Magic (London: Penguin, 2003)

White, Luise, Speaking with Vampires : Rumor and History in Colonial Africa (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009)

Imperial and Postcolonial

Key Reading

McClintock, Anne, ‘The Angel of Progress: Pitfalls of the Term “Post-colonialism”' Social text. , 31/32 (1999), 84-98

Detailed Readings

Bush, Barbara, Imperialism and postcolonialism (Harlow, England; New York, N.Y.: Pearson Longman, 2006)

Chakrabarty, Dipesh, ‘Provincializing Europe: Postcoloniality and the Critique of History’, Cultural studies. 6 (1992) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Kennedy, Dane, ‘Imperial History and Postcolonial Theory’, The journal of imperial and commonwealth history. 24 (1996), 345-363. Reprinted in The new imperial histories reader , ed. by Stephen Howe ( London: Routledge, 2010)

Loomba, Ania, Colonialism-Postcolonialism (London; New York: Routledge, 1998)

Mackenzie, John M., ‘The Persistence of Empire in Metropolitan Culture’, in British culture and the end of empire , ed. by Stuart Ward (Manchester : Manchester University Press , 2001) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Prakash, Gyan, ‘Subaltern Studies as Postcolonial Criticsm’, The American historical review. 99 (1994), 1475-90

Stoler, Ann Laura, ‘Rethinking Colonial Categories: European Communities and the Boundaries of Rule’, Comparative studies in society and history. 31 (1989), 134-61

See also the readings collected in :

Hall, Catherine, Cultures of empire : colonizers in Britain and the empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries : a reader (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000)

Thompson, Andrew, ed., Writing imperial histories (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013).

Williams, Patrick and Laura Chrisman, Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory : A Reader (New York: Columbia University Press, 1994)

Military History

Key Reading

Jeremy Black, ‘Determinisms and Other Issues’, The journal of military history. 68 (2004), 1217-1232; doi: 10.1353/jmh.2004.0169

Detailed Readings

Black, Jeremy, Rethinking military history (London: Routledge, 2006)

Citino, Robert, ‘Military Histories Old and New: A Reintroduction’, The American historical review. 112 (2007), 1070-1090; doi: 10.1086/ahr.112.4.1070

Clausewitz, Carl von, On War (London : Campbell, 1993)

Holmes, Richard, Hew Strachan, Chris Bellamy and others, The Oxford Companion to Military Histor y (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001)

Hughes, Matthew and William J. Philpott, Palgrave advances in modern military history (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

Lynn, John, 'Rally Once Again: The Embattled Future of Academic Military History' The journal of military history. 61 (1997), 777-789; JSTOR

Morillo, Stephen, What is military history? (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2006)

Moyar, Mark, ‘The Current State of Military History’, The historical journal. 50 (2007), 225-240;  doi:

Film and Literature

Key Readings

Landsberg, Alison, Prosthetic memory : the transformation of American remembrance in the age of mass culture (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004)

Greenblatt, Stephen, 'The Touch of the Real', Representations. , 59 (1997), 14-29; doi: 10.2307/2928812

Detailed Readings


Chapman, James, The British at war : cinema, state, and propaganda, 1939-1945 (London: New York : I. B. Tauris, 1998)

Edgerton, Gary R., ‘Television as Historian: A Different Kind of History Altogether’ in Television histories : shaping collective memory in the media age , ed. by Gary R. Edgerton and Peter C. Rollins (Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2001) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Grainge, Paul, Memory and popular film (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003)

Lavik, Erland, '‘‘Not the obstacle but the means’: Film history and the postmodern challenge’, Rethinking history 13 (2009), 371-394 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Rollins, Peter C., Hollywood as historian : American film in a cultural context (Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1998)

Shaw, Tony, Hollywood's Cold War (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007)


Allan, David, ‘Some Methods and Problems in the History of Reading: Georgian England and the Scottish Enlightenment’, Journal of the Historical Society 3 (2003), 91-12; DOI: 10.1111/1540-5923.00048

Darnton, Robert, The kiss of Lamourette : reflections in cultural history (London : Faber & Faber, 1990)

Gallagher, Catherine Greenblatt Stephen, Practicing new historicism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000)

Price, Leah, ‘Reading: the State of the Discipline’, Book history. 7 (2004), 303-2; DOI: 10.1353/bh.2004.0023

Raven, James, Helen Small and Naomi Tadmor, eds, The practice and representation of reading in England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)

Rose, Jonathan, ‘How Historians Study Reader Response’, in Literature in the marketplace : nineteenth-century British publishing and the circulation of books , ed. J. Jordan and R. Patten (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 195-212 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Veeser, Harold Aram, ed., The New historicism reader (New York; London: Routledge, 1994

Chapter 7 (pp. 47-78) of Eagleton, Terry,  Literary Theory: an Introduction (Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008)


Key Reading

Scott, Joan, ‘Gender: A Useful Category of Analysis’, The American historical review. 91 (1986), 1053-1075; JSTOR

Detailed Readings

Bennett, Judith, ‘Feminism and history’, Gender & history. 1 (1989), 251–272; DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0424.1989.tb00256.x

Bock, Gisela, ‘Women's History and Gender History: Aspects of an International Debate’, Gender & history. 1 (1989), 7-30; DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0424.1989.tb00232.x

Fisher, Kate, ‘“She was quite satisfied with the arrangements I made”: gender and birth control in Britain 1920-1950’, Past & present. 169 (2000), 161-193; doi: 10.1093/past/169.1.161

Hall, Catherine, White, male and middle-class : explorations in feminism and history (New York: Routledge, 1992)

Houlbrook, Matt , ‘Soldier Heroes and Rent Boys: Homosex, Masculinities and Britishness in the Brigade of Guards: c.1900-1960’, The journal of British studies. 42 (2003), 351-388; DOI: http://0-dx.doi.org.wam.leeds.ac.uk/10.1086/374294

Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll, Disorderly conduct : visions of gender in Victorian America (New York-Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985)

Scott, Joan Wallach, Feminism and history (Oxford; New York: Oxford university press, 1996)

Tosh, John, ‘What Should Historians do with Masculinity? ', History workshop. 38 (1994), 179-202; JSTOR


Key Reading

Weeks, Jeffrey, ‘Foucault for Historians’, History workshop journal. 14 (1982), 106-119; doi: 10.1093/hwj/14.1.106

Detailed Readings

Butler, Christopher, Postmodernism : a very short introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Michel Foucault, ‘Truth and Power’ (from Power/Knowledge) in The Foucault Reader , ed. by P. Rabinow (London : Penguin, 1991) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Jones, Gareth Stedman, ‘The Determinist Fix: Some Obstacles to the Further Development of the Linguistic Approach to History in the 1990s’, History workshop journal. 42 (1996), 19-35; doi: 10.1093/hwj/1996.42.19

Koshar, Rudy, 'Foucault and Social History: Comments on "Combined Underdevelopment"', The American historical review. 98 (1993), 354-363; JSTOR

Lyotard, Jean François, The postmodern condition : a report on knowledge (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984)

Megill, Allan , 'The Reception of Foucault by Historians', Journal of the history of ideas. , 48 (1987), 117-141; JSTOR

Pieters, J., ‘New historicism: postmodern historiography between narratives and heterology’, History and theory. 39, 1 (2000), 21-38; DOI: 10.1111/0018-2656.00111

Roberts, G., ‘Postmodernism versus the standpoint of action’, History and theory. 36 (1997), 249–260; DOI: 10.1111/0018-2656.00013

Walkowitz, Judith R., ‘Science and the Séance: Transgressions of Gender and Genre in Late-Victorian London’, Representations. 22 (1988), 3-29; JSTOR

Cultural History

Key Reading

Samuel, Raphael, ‘Reading the Signs: II’, History workshop journal. 33 (1992), 220-251; doi: 10.1093/hwj/33.1.220

Detailed Readings

Anderson, Clare, 'Empire, Boundaries, and bodies: Colonial Tattooing Practices', in A cultural history of the human body. Volume 5, In the age of empire , ed. by Michael Sappol and Stephen Rice (Oxford : Berg, 2010) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Boyer, Paul S., By the bomb's early light: American thought and culture at the dawn of the atomic age (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994)

Burke, Peter, What Is Cultural History? (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004)

Crozier, Ivan, 'Bodies in History - The task of the historian' in A cultural history of the human body. Volume 6, In the modern age , ed. by Ivan Crozier (Oxford : Berg, 2010) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Darnton, Robert, The Great cat massacre : and other episodes in French cultural history (New York : Basic Books, 2009)

Green, Anna, Cultural history (Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)

Hunt, Lynn,ed., The New Cultural History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989)

Mandler, Peter, 'The Problem with Cultural History', Cultural and social history. , 1.1 (2004), 94-117; DOI: 10.1191/1478003804cs0002df

Poiger, Uta G., Jazz, Rock, and Rebels : Cold War Politics and American Culture in a Divided Germany (Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 2000)

D.M. Vyleta, 'The History of the Body, Self and Society, 1920-2000' in A cultural history of the human body. Volume 6, In the modern age ed. by Ivan Crozier (Oxford : Berg, 2010)

History and Memory

Key Reading

Nora, Pierre, 'Between Memory and History: Les Lieux De Mémoire', Representations. 26 (1989), 7-24;

Detailed Readings

Bourke, Joanna, '‘Remembering’ War', Journal of contemporary history. , 39.4 (2004), 473-85

Cubitt, Geoffrey, History and memory (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007)

Erll, Astrid , Ansgar  Nünning and Sara B. Young, eds, Cultural memory studies [electronic resource] : an international and interdisciplinary handbook (Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2008)

Geppert, Dominik and Frank Lorenz Müller, eds, Sites of imperial memory : commemorating colonial rule in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015)

Gillis, John R., ed., Commemorations : the politics of national identity (Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1994)

Grandin, Greg and Thomas Miller Klubock, Truth commissions : state terror, history, and memory (Brooklyn, N.Y: Radical History Review, 2007), 97 (Winter 2007)

Greenberg, Kenneth S., ed., Nat Turner : a slave rebellion in history and memory (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003)

International / transnational history

Key reading

Trachtenberg, Marc, The craft of international history : a guide to method (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006), chapter 2

Detailed reading

Allison, Graham and Philip Zelikow, Essence of decision: explaining the Cuban missile crisis (New York : Longman, 1999)

Finney, Patrick, 'The Diplomatic Temptation', Cultural and social history. , 3 (2006), 472-81; doi

Iriye, Akira , Global and transnational history : the past, present, and future (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013)

Reynolds, David , ‘International History, the Cultural Turn and the Diplomatic Twitch’, Cultural and social history. , 3 (2006), 75–91; doi

Roberts, Geoffrey , 'History, Theory and the Narrative Turn in IR', Review of international studies. , 32 (2006), 703-14.

Saunier, Pierre-Yves, Transnational history (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

Schweizer, Karl W., and Matt J. Schumann, 'The Revitalization of Diplomatic History: Renewed Reflections', Diplomacy and statecraft. , 19 (2008), 149-86.

Zeiler, Thomas W., 'The Diplomatic History Bandwagon: A State of the Field', The Journal of American history. , 95 (2009), 1053-73. 

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Week 9: Approaches to primary sources

Chapter 18 of  Claus, Peter, and John Marriott,  History : an introduction to theory, method and practice (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2012)

Section 2 of Elton, G. R.,  The practice of history (Sydney : Sydney U.P. ; London : Methuen, 1967)

Chapter 5 of Marwick, Arthur, The new nature of history : knowledge, evidence, language (Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2001)

Chapter 4 of Tosh, John, The Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History (Harlow : Longman, 2010)

Wilkinson, Glenn, 'At the Coal-Face of History; Personal Reflections on Using Newspapers as a Source', in Studies in newspaper and periodical history : 1995 annual : 1995 Annual , ed. by Michael Harris and Tom O'Malley (London: Greenwood, 1997)

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