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Writing History!

A Companion for Historians

Jeannette Kamp Susan Legene Matthias van Rossum Sebas Rümke Jill Bradley Natasha Bradley

168 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Historians not only have knowledge of history, but by writing about it and engaging with other historians from the past and present, they make history themselves. This companion offers young historians clear guidelines for the different phases of historical research; how do you get a good historical question? How do you engage with the literature? How do you work with sources from the past, from archives to imagery and objects, art, or landscapes? What is the influence of digitalisation of the historical craft? Broad in scope, Writing History! also addresses historians’ traditional support of policy makers and their activity in fields of public history, such as museums, the media, and the leisure sector, and offers support for developing the necessary skills for this wide range of professions.
Author Bio
Jeanette Kamp is specialised in European History and is a Post Doc researcher at Leiden University.Susan Legêne is professor of Political History and dean of the faculty of Humanities at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Matthias van Rossum is a senior researcher at the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam and has previously worked as lecturer at Leiden University.Sebas Rümke specialises in Chinese Historiography and is doing a PhD at the University of Hamburg and at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.