Dr Kevin Linch
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
Week 2: Introducing archives
Chapter 1 of Laura Millar, Archives : Principles and Practices (London: Facet, 2010)
Chapter 1 of Louise Craven, What Are Archives?: Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives: A Reader (Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2008)
Federica Ferlanti, ‘Archives’, in A Practical Guide to Studying History: Skills and Approaches, ed. by Tracey Loughran (London: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017)
Chapter 19 of Peter Claus and John Marriott, History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2012)
Chpater 3 of Robert F. Berkhofer, Fashioning History: Current Practices and Principles (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
Week 7: What can you do with primary sources?
Chapter 5 of John Tosh, The Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History (Harlow: Pearson Longman, 2010)
What Is History, Now?, ed. by Helen Carr and Suzannah Lipscomb (Orion Publishing Co, 2021).
Plus one of the items below about a historical approach / method:
Works that cover multiple approaches or methods
One of the chapters from Part 3 of Stefan Berger, Heiko Feldner, and Kevin Passmore, Writing History: Theory and Practice (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2010):
11: 'Political History',
12: 'Social History',
13: 'Economic History',
14: 'Intellectual History/history of ideas',
15: 'From Women's History to gender history',
16: 'Race, Ethnicity and History', (Available in Online Course Readings)
or 17: 'Voices from below: Doing people's history in Cardiff Docklands'
One of the chapters from Part 4 of Peter Claus and John Marriott, History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2012):
9: 'Political, social, and cultural history'
10: 'Feminism, gender, and women's history'
11: 'Public history'
12: 'Global histories'
History and biography
History and emotions
Katie Barclay, History of Emotions: A Student Guide to Methods and Sources (Cham: Palgrave MacMillan, 2020).
Ian G. Simmons, Environmental History: A Concise Introduction (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993).
Gender and History
Chapter 2 of Marc Trachtenberg, The Craft of International History: A Guide to Method (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006).
'Introduction: Practical Matters' of Karen Harvey, History and Material Culture: A Student’s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources (Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2018).
Chapter 1 of John C. Burnham, What Is Medical History? (Cambridge: Polity, 2005).
Chapter 1 of Margo DeMello, Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012).
Ronald J. Grele, ‘Oral History as Evidence’, in Handbook of Oral History, ed. by Thomas L. Charlton, Lois E. Myers, and Rebecca Sharpless (Lanham, Md.: AltaMira, 2008), pp. 43–101.
Paul Thompson, ‘The Voice of the Past’, in The Oral History Reader, ed. by Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson, Routledge Readers in History, Third edition. (London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016), pp. 33–39.
Dane Kennedy, ‘Postcolonialism and History’, in The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies, ed. by Huggan, Graham (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 467–88.
Introduction of Pierre-Yves Saunier, Transnational History, Theory and History (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Chapter 4 of Jeremy Blac, and Donald M. MacRaild, Studying History, Fourth edition (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
Chapter 4 of Mark Donnelly and Claire Norton, Doing History (Abingdon, Oxon., UK; New York: Routledge, 2011)
Ulinka Rublack, A Concise Companion to History (Oxford: University Press, 2011)
Using primary sources
Sarah Barber and Corrinna Peniston-Bird, History beyond the text : a student's guide to approaching alternative sources (Abington, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2009)
Burke, Peter, Eyewitnessing : the use of images as historical evidence (London: Reaktion, 2001)
Dobson, Miriam and Benjamin Ziemann, Reading primary sources : the interpretation of texts from nineteenth- and twentieth-century history (London : Routledge, 2009)
Pat Hudson, History by numbers : an introduction to quantitative approaches (London: Arnold, 2000)
The Biographical Turn: Lives in History, ed. by Hans Renders, Binne de Haan, and Jonne Harmsma (London: Routledge, 2017).
Sangha, Laura, and Jonathan P. Willis, Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources (London: Routledge, 2016)
Rosenthal, Joel Thomas, Understanding medieval primary sources : using historical sources to discover medieval Europe (New York: Routledge, 2011)
Different approaches to history
Burns, R. M., Historiography: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies, 5 vols (London, New York: Routledge, 2006)
Week 10: Being a researcher
Garthine Walker, ‘Historical Research’, in A Practical Guide to Studying History: Skills and Approaches, ed. by Tracey Loughran (London: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017), pp. 123–38 (Available in Online Course Readings)
Christine Bombaro, Finding History: Research Methods and Resources for Students and Scholars (Lanham [Md.]: Scarecrow Press, 2012)
Jonathan Gorman, ‘Historians and Their Duties’, History and Theory, 43.4 (2004), 103–17.
Chapter 3 of J. Laurence Hare, Jack Wells, and Bruce E. Baker, Essential Skills for Historians: A Practical Guide to Researching the Past. (London: Bloomsbury, 2019)
Chapter 7 of Laura Millar, Archives : Principles and Practices (London: Facet, 2010)
Paul Oliver, The Student’s Guide to Research Ethics (Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, 2010)
Michael Roper, ‘The Unconscious Work of History’, Cultural and Social History, 11.2 (2014), 169–93 <https://doi.org/10.2752/147800414X13893661072717>.
Susan C. Lawrence, Privacy and the Past: Research, Law, Archives, Ethics (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2016)
Heather MacNeil, Without consent : the ethics of disclosing personal information in public archives ([Chicago, Ill.]; Metuchen, N.J.: Society of American Archivists ; Scarecrow Press, 1992)
Week 14: Welcome back
Chapter 8 'How to be Reflective' of Tom Burns, Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University, 4th Edition, (London: SAGE, 2016) (Available in Online Course Readings)
Week 20: Developing your output
Chapter 9 of Mark Donnelly and Claire Norton, Doing History (Abingdon, Oxon., UK; New York: Routledge, 2011)
Chapter 11 of Peter Claus and John Marriott, History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2012)
Jorma Kalela, ‘Making History: The Historian and the Uses of the Past’, in The Public History Reader, ed. by Paul Martin and Hilda Kean (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 105–28
Week 22: Whose archive?
Luster, Dominique, Archives Have the Power to Boost Marginalized Voices, TEDx (Pittsburgh, 2018) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsNPlBBi1IE&feature=youtu.be> [accessed 5 December 2019].
Valerie Johnson, '"Creating History”: Confronting the Myth of Objectivity in the Archive', Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association, 32 (2007), 28-143; doi: https://doi.org/10.3828/archives.2007.10 (Available in Online Course Readings)
Chapter 7 of Francis X. Blouin and William G. Rosenberg, Processing the Past : Contesting Authority in History and the Archives (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011)
Durba Ghosh, ‘National Narratives and the Politics of Miscegenation’, in Archive Stories: Facts, Fictions, and the Writing of History, ed. by Antoinette M. Burton (Durham, N.C: Duke University Press, 2005), pp. 27–44.
Richard Harvey Brown and Beth Davis-Brown, 'The Making of Memory: The Politics of Archives, Libraries and Museums in the Construction of National Consciousness', History of the human sciences., 11 (1998), 17-32; doi: 10.1177/095269519801100402
Ian Cobain, The history thieves : secrets, lies and the shaping of a modern nation (London: Portobello Books Ltd, 2016)
Melanie Delva and Melissa Adams, ‘Archival Ethics and Indigenous Justice: Conflict or Coexistence?’, in Engaging with Archives and Records. Histories and Theories, ed. by Fiorella Foscarini, Bonnie Mak, Gillian Oliver, and Bonnie Mak (London: Facet Publishing, 2017), pp. 147–72
David Greetham, 'Who’s in, Who’s Out: The Cultural Politics of Archival Exclusion', Studies in the literary imagination., 32 (1999), 1-28
Randall C. Jimerson, Archives power : memory, accountability, and social justice (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2009)
James Lowry, ed., Displaced archives (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017)
Ria van der Merwe, 'From a Silent Past to a Spoken Future. Black Women’s Voices in the Archival Process', Archives & records : the journal of the Archives & Records Association. (2017), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/23257962.2017.1388224
Rosa Sadler and Andrew Martin Cox, '‘Civil Disobedience’ in the Archive: Documenting Women’s Activism and Experience through the Sheffield Feminist Archive', Archives & records : the journal of the Archives & Records Association. (2017), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/23257962.2017.1387523
Chapter 8 'The Art of Reflection' of Stella Cottrell, Skills for Success: Personal Development and Employability, Palgrave Study Skills, 3rd edition. (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp.217-248
Resource 2: 'Reflective Writing' in Jennifer A. Moon, A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning: Theory and Practice (London: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004), pp. 186-189
Kate Williams, Reflective Writing, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
This list was last updated on 19/08/2021