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Research Methodology in History, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr Pete Maw
p.maw@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Semester 1, Week 1: Choosing a Research Topic 

Seminar reading: 

Champion, Justin, ‘What are historians for?’, Historical Research, 81, no. 211 (2008), 167-88.

Further reading (general texts on the practice of history): 

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)

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

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Semester 1, Week 3: The Historical Archive (in theory and in practice) 

Seminar reading: 

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

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)

Further reading: 

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)

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

Fuentes, Marisa, ‘Power and Historical Figuring: Rachael Pringle Polgreen’s Troubled Archive’, Gender & History, 22, 3 (2010), 564-84.

 Kaplan, Elizabeth, ‘We Are What We Collect, We Collect What We Are: Archives and the Construction of Identity’, The American Archivist, 63, 1, (2000), 126–151. Available online

 Martinez, Maria Elena, ‘Sex and the Colonial Archive: The Case of ‘Mariano’ Aguilera’, Hispanic American Historical Review, 96, 3 (2016), 421-443.

 Moss, Michael, ‘Archives, the Historian and the Future’, in Bentley, Michael, ed, Companion to historiography (London: Routledge, 2002), chapter 39.

 Woodham, Anna, King, Laura, Gloyn, Liz, Crewe, Vicky and Blair,Fiona ‘We are What We Keep: The “Family Archive”, Identity and Public/Private Heritage’, Heritage & Society, 10, 3 (2017), 203-220.

Semester 1, Week 5: Historiography (1): Approaches to History 

Seminar reading: 

Tosh, John, The Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History (Harlow: Longman, 2015), [eBook], chapter 3.

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

Further reading (general): 

Burns, R.M. Historiography: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies (London: Routledge, 2006), 5 Vols.

Claus, Peter, and John Marriott, History : an introduction to theory, method and practice (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2012), parts 4-5

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

Munslow, A. ‘History, Skepticism and the Past’, Rethinking History, 21, 1 (2017), 474-488.

Roper, Michael, ‘The Unconscious Work of History’, Cultural and Social History, 11 (2014), 169-93.

Further reading (Imperial and Postcolonial History)

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)

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)

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)

Further Reading (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:

Further Reading (Gender History)

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

Further Reading (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)

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)

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)

 

Further reading (International and 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; https://doi.org/10.1191/1478003806cs074fa

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.

Semester 1, Week 7: Research Questions and the Literature Review 

Seminar preparation: 

See module handbook. 

Semester 1, Week 9: Ethics for the Historian

Seminar reading: 

Southgate, Beverley, '‘A Pair of White Gloves’: Historians and Ethics', Rethinking history, 10.1 (2006), 49-61.

Sheftel, Anna, and Zembrzycki, ‘Who’s Afraid of Oral History? Fifty Years of Debates and Anxiety about Ethics’, The Oral History Review, 43, 2 (2016), 338-366.

Further reading (ethics, general) 

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.

Southgate, Beverley, ‘Getting away with it: Why history still matters’, Rethinking History, 21, 4 (2017), 489-505.

Jenkins, Keith, ‘Ethical responsibility and the historian: Of the Possible End of a History “of a certain kind”’, History and Theory, 43 (2004), 43-60.

Tosh, John, The Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History (Harlow: Longman, 2015), [eBook], ch. 11.

Munslow, A. ‘History, Skepticism and the Past’, Rethinking History, 21, 1 (2017), 474-488.

Further reading (oral history) 

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

Claus, Peter, and John Marriott, History : an introduction to theory, method and practice (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2012), parts 4-5

Semester 1, Week 11: Planning and Writing an MA Dissertation 

Seminar preparation (see module guide)

Semester 2, Week 1: Methodology (1): History and Theory 

Seminar reading 

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

 Tosh, John, The Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History (Harlow: Longman, 2015), chapters 10-11. [eBook].

Further reading (general) 

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

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]

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)

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

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)

Ghosh, Ranjan, 'Interdisciplinarity and the ‘Doing’ of History: A Dialogue between F. R. Ankersmit and Ranjan Ghosh', Rethinking history, 11.2 (2007), 225-49.

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

Tosh, John, The Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History (Harlow: Longman, 2015), chapters 10-11. [eBook].

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

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Further Reading (Sociological Approaches) 

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)

Further Reading (Marxist History) 

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)

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)

 

Further reading (Anthropology) 

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)

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)

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)

 

Film and Literature in History

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

Film

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)

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

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)

Literature

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

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)

 

Further Reading (Postmodernism and History)

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)

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

 

Further Reading (History and Memory Studies) 

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)

Semester 2, Week 3: Methodology (2): Primary Sources 

Seminar reading: 

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

Tosh, John, The Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History (Harlow: Longman, 2015), chapters 4-5 [eBook].

Further reading: 

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

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

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)

Semester 2, Week 5: Public History / History and the Public 

Seminar reading: 

King, Laura and Rivett, Gary, ‘Engaging People in Making History: Impact, Public Engagement and the World Beyond the Campus’, History Workshop Journal, 80, 1 (2015), 218-233. Available online

Tosh, John, ‘Public History, Civic Engagement and the Historical Profession in Britain’, History, 99 (2014), 191-212.

Further reading: 

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

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

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

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

Dresser, Madge, ‘Politics, Populism and Professionalism: reflections on the role of the academic historian in the production of public history’, The Public Historian, 32 (2010), 39-63.

Gardner, James B. and Hamilton, Paula, ‘The Past and Future of Public History: Developments and Challenges’ in Gardner, James B. and Hamilton, Paula, eds. History The Oxford Handbook of Public (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).

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

Jordanova, L. J., History in practice (London; New York: Arnold ; Oxford University Press, 2000), ch 6

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

Kean, Hilda and Martin, Paul, The Public History Reader (Basingstoke, Macmillan Palgrave: 2013).

Kvan, Thomas, ‘Conclusion: A Future for the Past’ in New Heritage: New Media and Cultural Heritage, ed. by Kalay, Yehuda, Kvan Thomas, and Affleck, Janice (London: Routledge, 2008).

McCleery, Iona, Shearman, Vicky, and Buckberry, Jo, ‘You Are What you Ate: Consuming the Past to Benefit the Present’, Imago Temporis. Medium Aevum, XI (2017): 385-412 < https://repositori.udl.cat/bitstream/handle/10459.1/60534/imatem_a2017n11p385.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y>

Samuel, Raphael, Theatres of Memory: Past and Present in Contemporary Culture (London: Verso, 1994).

Thane, Pat, ‘History and Policy’, History Workshop Journal, 75 (2013). Available online

Winter, J.M. ‘Public history and historical scholarship’, History Workshop Journal, 42 (1996).  Available online

 

 

Semester 2, Week 7: Delivering Oral Presentations 

Seminar preparation (see module handbook) 

 

 

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Semester 2, Week 9: The Old and the New: Disseminating Research Findings 

Seminar reading: 

Hitchcock, T., 'Confronting the Digital or How Academic History Writing Lost the Plot', Cultural and social history, 10.1 (2013), 9-23. See also the subsequent debate forum in Cultural and Social History, 11, 3 (2014), 329-348.

Further reading: 

Adair, Bill, Filene, Benjamin, Koloski, eds., Letting Go?: Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World. (Left Coast, Philadelphia, 2011)

Anderson, Steve F. Technologies of history: visual media and the eccentricity of the past (Hanover: Dartmouth, 2011)

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

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

De Groot, Jerome, Consuming History (2016), chapter 5.

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. See also the subsequent debate forum in Cultural and Social History, 11, 3 (2014), 329-348.

King, Laura, Stark, James F., and Cooke, Paul, ‘Experiencing the Digital World: The Cultural Value of Digital Engagement with Heritage, Heritage & Society, 9, 1 (2016), 76-101. 

Kvan, Thomas, ‘Conclusion: A Future for the Past’ in New Heritage: New Media and Cultural Heritage, ed. by Kalay, Yehuda, Kvan Thomas, and Affleck, Janice (London: Routledge, 2008).

Myers, Cayce and Hamilton, James F. ‘Open genre, new possibilities: democratizing history via social media’, Rethinking History, Vol. 19, 2 (2015), 222-234.

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

Rosenzweig, Roy, ed., Clio Wired: The Future of the Past in the Digital Age (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011).

Spring, Dawn, ‘Gaming History: Computer and video games as historical scholarship’, Rethinking History, 19 (2015).

Terras, Melissa M., Julianne Nyhan and Edward Vanhoutte, eds, Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013)

Warwick, Claire, Melissa M. Terras and Julianne Nyhan, eds, Digital Humanities in Practice (London: Facet Publishing, 2012).

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