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  • Archives & Libraries

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    For many people the first access they have with history outside of school is in the local library. Libraries are often the repository of huge swathes of local knowledge and expertise, while national libraries hold the key to pulling local knowledge together. In many places across the UK the library...

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  • The Bibliography of British and Irish History

    Article

    The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) is the most extensive guide available to published writing on British and Irish history.  It covers the history of British and Irish relations with the rest of the world, including the British empire and the Commonwealth, as well as British and Irish...

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  • Librarian CPD

    Article

    For advice and information about working as a Librarian or Information Professional, take a look at the following information from the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) website. CILIP is the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers. They provide practical support for members throughout their careers...

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  • Archivist CPD

    Article

    For advice and information about working in Archives, take a look at the following information from the Archives and Records Association website. The Archives and Records Association is the leading professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The principal aims of the...

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  • Stories, sources and new formats: Digitising Archives

    Article

    In the last two decades or so there has been a movement towards digitising large collections of original sources. These projects have had a range of purposes, approaches and target audiences but there can be little doubt that they have had a profound impact on the practice of history in...

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  • Public History Courses

    Article

    Undergraduate University of Hertfordshire Public History is a minor option at the University of Hertfordshire. It can be combined with other humanities subjects in the following courses: BA (Hons) English Language & Communication with Public History BA (Hons) English Literature with Public History BA (Hons) History with Public History BA...

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  • Using Medieval Sources

    Multipage Article

    In this short video Professor Mark Ormrod, Dr Jessica Lutkin and Dr Jonathan Mackman discuss their work on the England's Immigrants 1330-1550 project and give an idea of how they use primary medieval sources in their historical research.

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  • The Institute of Historical Research

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    The following podcasts are from an interview between Dr Andrew Foster, chair of our Public History Committee with Professor Miles Taylor, Director of the Institute of Historical Research. The podcasts look at the work of the IHR - what it aims to do for the historical profession and wider public, the...

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  • Challenges facing The National Archives and the archives sector

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    Podcast of a second interview between Dr Andrew Foster from the Historical Association and member of The National Archives' Strategic Academic Stakeholder Forum and Oliver Morley, Chief Executive and Keeper, The National Archives, which took place on 6 December 2011. The interview covers the strategic challenges faced by The National...

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  • The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, University of York

    Article

    Many people are fascinated by the rich cultural heritage to be discovered in art, literature, music and historic buildings. However the fact that so much of this heritage has been substantially shaped by Christian belief and practice can pose a major problem of access and understanding for those who lack...

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  • Untold Lives - Sharing Stories from the Past

    Article

    Untold Live - British Library History Blog The British Library's collections contain stories of people's lives worldwide, from the dawn of history to the present day. They are told through the written word, images, audio-visual and digital materials. The Untold Lives blog shares those stories, providing fascinating and unusual insights...

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  • Archive Dissertation

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  • Why and how institutional archives should market themselves

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  • 'How to' start research in archives

    Multipage Article

    An HA Podcasted Guide to starting your research in local and national archives featuring Dr Nick Barratt.

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  • Challenges to archives in the digital age

    Multipage Article

    In this podcast Dr Nick Barratt discusses the challenges to archives in the digital age.

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  • The East of England Regional Archive Council

    Article

    The East of England Regional Archive Council was formed in 1999 and represents  users of archives as well as custodians of archives working within the East of England.  The East of England Region consists of the six geographical counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.  Members of the...

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  • Rate Books,

    Article

    A rate is a levy for local purposes based on an assessment of the yearly value of property. Rates of various kinds were levied spasmodically in different parts of the country from at least the fourteenth century onward, e.g. Drainage and Bridge rates, Church rates, etc., and occasionally lists of...

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  • Estate Acts of Parliament

    Article

    History is written today not only from chronicles and other literary sources, but, to an ever-increasing extent, from records connected with legal processes. For the social and economic historian, especially, the whole complex of legal matters surrounding property and its tenure is basic. The class records of which the Health...

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  • Deeds of Title

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    The Feoffment was the most ancient form of conveyance. It was not the actual written deed which conveyed the land; it was the livery of seisin, the physical entry into the property in the presence of witnesses. The significant part of the deed was the endorsement, which recorded the entry;...

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  • Poll Books

    Article

    Immediately after the General Election of 1695, a bill was introduced to prevent irregular proceedings by returning officers. One of the provisions of the bill, which received the royal assent on 10 April 1696, was that returning officers should deliver on request a copy of the poll ‘at a reasonable...

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