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Making History: The Changing Face of the Profession in Britain

The Institute of Historical Research in Britain has a unique website that focuses on the discipline and profession of historians in Britain over the past years. Although it's not unusual to think of historians as relating, documenting and recording history, they have a history as well. One of the ways to delve into the website is to click on the "Themes" section, which can be found in the middle of the homepage. Visitors will find three themes listed with a description, and they include "Approaches to the Discipline", "Issues Affecting the Profession" and "Terminology". The "Approaches to the Discipline" theme names different ways of approaching history, and then gives examples of those approaches. Oral history prioritizes a certain type of source material, history of medicine is considered with one specific aspect of the past, and Marxist history "analyse[s] the past in terms of a particular theoretical framework." Visitors can also browse an alphabetical list of themes listed at the bottom of the page. Back on the homepage, the "Interviews" link allows visitors to listen to eminent British historians talk about the profession of history, and how it has changed throughout their careers. Transcripts also accompany the recordings.
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Date of Scout Publication
August 13th, 2010
Date Of Record Creation
August 13th, 2010 at 10:43am
Date Of Record Release
August 13th, 2010 at 2:18pm
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