Monthly Archives: April 2011

Recreating the archive experience

As part of my Masters work I spent most of the afternoon yesterday at Bristol University Special Collections looking through the John Pinney archives. The Pinney Papers include a large selection of Pinney’s letters and his records from his sugar … Continue reading

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Using Historical Fiction Effectively – Ideas Please

I have just finished reading the Once, Then & Now trilogy of books by Morris Gleitzman ( as recommended by one of my Year 11 students (well he recommended the first and I recommended the other two to him!). The … Continue reading

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Pesky Niall Ferguson and the thorny issue of big picture history

This week Niall Ferguson wrote a piece in the Guardian entitled “History has never been so unpopular” ( If you haven’t read it you should do. Granted Mr Ferguson is, as ever, unafraid to be controversial, he makes insinuations that … Continue reading

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