Reading Between the Lines: Understanding Primary Sources

Dear all,

Attached and below is the information for the next workshop with Dr. Dawn Hollis.

Please do come along and spread the word.

Poster for Academic Skills Workshop Style and Referencing

Poster for Academic Skills Workshop Sources Updated

Many thanks in advance,

Jack Robert Coopey.

Tuesday 16th February
Old Class Library

For all undergraduates.
Places limited: sign
up on Moodle.

Beat the exam stress!

Feeling nervous about your exams? Not sure how to prepare? Sign up on Moodle for Sarah Greer’s workshop on Exam Revision to get the best tips and strategies.

As usual, the workshop will be held on Tuesday at 17.00 in the Old Class Library.

Please contact cb457 with any queries.

Using Primary Sources

There are still places remaining on this week’s History Skills workshop – Using Primary Sources: Narratives. Dawn Hollis will be taking an interactive (and rather unusual) approach to narrative sources at 5.00 tomorrow (Tuesday) in the Old Class Library.

We hope to see you there!

Primary motivation

This week’s History Skills workshop will be led by Amy Eberlin. She’ll be looking at Using Primary Sources: Records, to help you with source analysis.

It will be held in the Old Class Library, from 17.00 tomorrow (Tuesday).

See you there!

Back by popular demand…

Kimberly Sherman will be running her excellent workshop on Library and Research Orientation again tomorrow night, and there are still a few spaces left. It will take place at 17.00 in the Main Library teaching room, on Level 3. If you’d like to come along you can sign up on Moodle, as usual.

In other news, sign-up is also now open for next week’s workshop on Secondary Research: Thinking Critically, which will be given by Sean Murphy. This promises to be a hands-on investigation into how to prepare successfully for tutorials, and will take place in the Old Class Library.

We hope to see you there!

Library and Research Orientation

This semester’s History Skills workshops for sub-honours students kick off tomorrow with a workshop from Kimberly Sherman, who will be giving an unconventional introduction to Library and Research Orientation. The workshops promise to be great fun as well as informative!

The first one is now full, but if you’d like to participate in the second one sign-up is now open on Moodle. It will take place at 17.00 on Tuesday 29 September, in the Main Library teaching room (Level 3). We hope to see you there!

Looking forwards…

Thank you to everyone who took part in the workshops in History this year.  The scheme will be going into its fourth year in the School next year.  We have really enjoyed seeing the project grow, and hopefully get better over time as we have responded to feedback from our students.

Watch out for next year’s programme, with an exciting change of coordination as Hannah and Eilidh hand over to some fresh new PhD Coordinators.

Workshops Next Week

How to Handle a Primary Source Exercise
This workshop is designed to give students greater understanding of how to approach writing a gobbet or source exercise- integral parts of both first and second semester history courses- and increased confidence when approaching their sources for such assessments.

This workshop is primarily aimed at sub-honours students, but is open to everyone!
It is a repeat of a workshop offered in semester 1.

When?  17:00 Tuesday 3th March
Where?  Old Class Library, St John’s House
Sign up on Moodle.


The ‘real thing’:  Museum and Object Handling Workshop
Want to learn how to use museum collections for your
historical research?  Interested in a career in heritage or museums?

In this exciting new workshop you will learn how to conduct historical research
using objects rather than text sources. Donning white gloves, we will
use artefacts from the university’s museum collections to practice
some basic object handling and learn how to ‘read’ an object to glean
information from it. We will also discuss how to use museum catalogues
and how you might apply this to your own essay or dissertation

This workshop might be most relevant to honours students, but is open to all history students!

When?  15:00 Wednesday 4th March
Where?  Old Class Library, St John’s House
Sign up on Moodle.