Tuesday, 21 May 2013

What is History?

It will soon be the time of year when Year 12s start thinking about what to put in their personal statements. This site (from International School History) has some interesting thoughts on what History is (and what it isn't) and the value of History. It also has a section on the "epistemological weaknesses of History" which is a long winded way of talking about the problems of studying the subject.

The image comes from the famous book on the subject by E H Carr. You can find more about his work and much more here at the excellent website from the Institute of Historical Research.

Let us know if you find any other interesting sites like this and we will add them to the post. Here are a few others we know of:
What is History? (Durham University)
A couple of mind maps (from Hong Kong)

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