Category: Working in the Field

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‘Could I offer my child a better life?’: Russian-Jewish Immigration to Germany

Career perspectives, social security, a higher standard of living: these are just some of the reasons why around 120,000 Russian Jews left their homeland and migrated to Germany in the 1990s. As explained in the interview with Isaak B. published on HTTP earlier this year, this immigration was the result...

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Belonging and Transgression Conference Presentation

Belonging and Transgressions: History to the Public Tiia, Simon, Holly and Cherish represented the History to the Public team at the UCL ‘Belonging and Transgression’ conference held in London at the end of June. Here we share a summary of key points from our presentation, which looked at the benefits...

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Working in the Radio Archives

50 years ago, radio was people’s main source of entertainment and information. Tuning in was easier than reading the paper and more common than watching TV. Historians today cannot afford to ignore that fact. But radio archives remain a little known and underused resource. What do they have to offer?...

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How do you organise your research?

Are you organising your research efficiently? This question may come up more rarely than not, but it is something all researchers ought to think about actively. Are you organising your source material in the most effective way? Even if you have an amazing filing system (or lackthereof), it is always...

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Word Counts: A Necessary Evil?

Ever since college, word count has been something to be concerned with; it was softly introduced during my A-Levels and hit me hard when I entered university. Ranging anywhere from 1300 to 5000 words, these word counts were a real shock to the system. I know what you are all...

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HTTP Profile: Tiia Sahrakorpi

Over the next few months, we at HTTP are going to showcase our writers in a more human light – after all, most of them are human – interviewing them about their personal lives and their research. Next up is Tiia Sahrakorpi, our blog editor… How did you get into...

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Reading Koselleck: A Guide for Historians

As a student of history, you are often asked (or perhaps even ask yourself) the point of what you are doing. What you study is over – ‘done and dusted’. The protagonists are often dead; the situation unchangeable. What can you achieve? Historians are notoriously bad at predicting the future;...