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HIST2505
Module Reading List

Archive Intelligence: Unlocking the Archive, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Dr Kevin Linch
K.B.Linch@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 2: Introducing archives

Core reading

Chapter 1 of Laura Millar, Archives : Principles and Practices (London: Facet, 2010)  

Recommended reading

Chapter 1 of Louise Craven, What Are Archives?: Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives: A Reader (Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2008)

Further reading

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).

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Week 7: What can you do with primary sources?

Core reading

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): Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

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

Lawrence Goldman, ‘History and Biography’, Historical Research, 89.245 (2016), 399–411 <https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2281.12144>.

Cultural History

Paula S. Fass, ‘Cultural History/Social History: Some Reflections on a Continuing Dialogue’, Journal of Social History, 37.1 (2003), 39–46 <https://doi.org/10.1353/jsh.2003.0137>.

History and emotions

Katie Barclay, History of Emotions: A Student Guide to Methods and Sources (Cham: Palgrave MacMillan, 2020).

Enviromental History

Ian G. Simmons, Environmental History: A Concise Introduction (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993).

Family History

Anna Woodham and others, ‘We Are What We Keep: The “Family Archive”, Identity and Public/Private Heritage’, Heritage & Society, 10.3 (2017), 203–20 <https://doi.org/10.1080/2159032X.2018.1554405>.

Gender and History

Joan W. Scott, ‘Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis’, The American Historical Review, 91.5 (1986), 1053–75 <https://doi.org/10.2307/1864376>.

International History

Chapter 2 of Marc Trachtenberg, The Craft of International History: A Guide to Method (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006).

Material Culture

'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).

Medical History

Chapter 1 of John C. Burnham, What Is Medical History? (Cambridge: Polity, 2005).

Microhistory

John Brewer, ‘Microhistory and the Histories of Everyday Life’, Cultural and Social History, 7.1 (2010), 87–109 <https://doi.org/10.2752/147800410X477359>.

Military History

Robert M. Citino, ‘Military Histories Old and New: A Reintroduction’, The American Historical Review, 112.4 (2007), 1070–90. <https://www.jstor.org/stable/40008444>

More-than-human histories

Chapter 1 of Margo DeMello, Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012).

Emily O’Gorman and Andrea Gaynor, ‘More-Than-Human Histories’, Environmental History, 2020 <https://doi.org/10.1093/envhis/emaa027>.

Oral History

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.

Postcolonial History

Dane Kennedy, ‘Postcolonialism and History’, in The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies, ed. by Huggan, Graham (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 467–88.

Transnational History

Introduction of Pierre-Yves Saunier, Transnational History, Theory and History (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).  

Recommended reading

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)

Further reading

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)

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Week 10: Being a researcher

Core reading

Geoffrey F. Scarre, ‘Privacy and the Dead’, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, 19.1 (2012), 1–16 <https://doi.org/10.5840/pcw201219112  Available through Durham Research Online.  

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 as an Online Course Reading in Minerva (Available in Online Course Readings)

Recommended reading

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>.

Beverley Southgate, ‘“A Pair of White Gloves”: Historians and Ethics’, Rethinking History, 10.1 (2006), 49–61 <https://doi.org/10.1080/13642520500474816>.

Further reading

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)

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Week 14: Welcome back

Core reading

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 as an Online Course Reading in Minerva (Available in Online Course Readings)

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Week 20: Developing your output

Core reading

Chapter 9 of Mark Donnelly and Claire Norton, Doing History (Abingdon, Oxon., UK; New York: Routledge, 2011)  

Recommended reading

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

Cayce Myers and James F. Hamilton, ‘Open Genre, New Possibilities: Democratizing History via Social Media’, Rethinking History, 19.2 (2015), 222–34 <https://doi.org/10.1080/13642529.2014.973712>.

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Week 22: Whose archive?

Core material

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 as an Online Course Reading in Minerva (Available in Online Course Readings)

Recommended reading

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.

Further reading

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

Ann Laura Stoler, 'Colonial Archives and the Arts of Governance', Archival science., 2 (2002), 87-109; doi: 10.1007/bf02435632

Yaco, Sonia, and Beatriz Betancourt Hardy, 'Historians, Archivists, and Social Activism: Benefits and Costs', Archival science., 13 (2013), 253-72; doi: 10.1007/s10502-012-9187-0

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Reflective Writing

Core Reading

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  

Recommended Reading

Kate Williams, Reflective Writing, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

This list was last updated on 19/08/2021