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Impact of the internet on historical research

The rise of the internet has profoundly changed historical research.  This paper will analyse the two main aspects of the internet’s impact on historical research.  Increased accessibility is the main advantage across both sections whereas there are a myriad of … Continue reading

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A missed opportunity to explore contemporary memory of apartheid

Dr Jonny Steinberg presented his paper ‘High Modernist statecraft under Verwoerd’ in the Imperial and Colonial Seminar held at the University of Leeds on the 21st November 2012.  The inspiration for this paper came from a closed-door think tank meeting … Continue reading

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Accessing the history of South Sudan

Jason Bruner of Princeton Theological Seminary has flagged up an an excellent article on Reuters for those interested in the whereabouts and condition of the records of Southern Sudanese history. http://af.reuters.com/article/southSudanNews/idAFL5E8GN28420120524?sp=true You can also find more on Jason’s own research on … Continue reading

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Sources and Resources

A brief list of obvious, and not so obvious places to check out if you are starting out on an African history dissertation/thesis: National Archives, Kew: particularly the FO and CO series among others. Birmingham Library Special Collections: Church Missionary … Continue reading

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