Monthly Archives: January 2012

Commemorating the War of 1812

It’s amazing what happens when you take a day to get some lecture writing done. I turned my back from social media for a day, and I return to find a fascinating discussion on Twitter about the War of 1812. … Continue reading

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Handwriting and Examinations

This story from the Daily Telegraph, which claims Oxford finalists are little better than A-Level students, strikes me as a little over the top. Though examiners’ reports are typically well written, they are also an opportunity to vent on frustrations … Continue reading

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Reflections On My First AHA

This time last week, I was in the Windy City, along with several thousand professional companions, for the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. It was my first experience of the AHA – a rite of passage for budding … Continue reading

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