How to learn history – part two

Hi, here’s part two of this little video course on the basics of thinking like an historian. All history writing is an argument of sorts, and your essays or answers are no different. Whether you’re sitting your exams or writing a PhD, the point is to present a perspective/argument. We do this best when weContinue reading “How to learn history – part two”

How to learn history – part one

History is the study of the bits and pieces the past has left us and the competing arguments about what they mean. The first category is finite, the second virtually limitless. There is a tendency to find the one true ‘right’ interpretation of past events but this is based on a flawed premise. There areContinue reading “How to learn history – part one”