Category Archives: Comment

How to prepare for your seminars, by Abbie Tibbot

Hello everyone! My name is Abbie and I’m a PhD student in the History department. University is a lot to take in when you first get here but, when you’re feeling a bit more settled, it’ll be time to get … Continue reading

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The Cold War, the Drug War, and… Summer Camp in the 1980s, by Richard M. Balzano

The Cold War shaped the latter half of the American twentieth century, and the bipolar standoff and its peripheral contests could be felt in every corner of domestic American life. Washington’s security pursuits often generated results that contradicted domestic goals, … Continue reading

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The Joys of Being an Africanist: Summertime in Tanzania, by Dr Heike I. Schmidt

Part II Conducting oral history interviews as well as participant observation are the prerogatives of the modern historian. These methods also need to be carefully learned and critically questioned as the research itself generates primary sources. They require the researcher … Continue reading

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The Joys of Being a Historian: Summertime in Tanzania, by Dr Heike I. Schmidt

Part I I knew exactly what I was doing. I planned my fieldwork to utter perfection. After all I was an experienced postdoc, having spent about three years living in Zimbabwe while studying and researching the country’s past. Now working … Continue reading

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Marrows Over Maths: The history of England’s school harvest camps, by Tamisan Latherow

There are certain images from the mass media that, as a child of the 1980s growing up in America, are ubiquitous to summer for me. The 1961 Disney film, The Parent Trap, staring Hayley Mills is one of them. Mills, … Continue reading

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