To help you feel prepared for your postgraduate studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now.
You’ll be given lots of information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September. We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library or access online, we suggest:
- Institute of Historical Research
- Monitor: Global intelligence on racism
- Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre
- Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism
- The Old Bailey proceedings online
- Online British Medical Journal and other medical journals
- US National Archives and Research Administration
- Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
- Dan Cohen
- Proceedings of THATCamp
- The Digital Classicist
- Digital Medievalist
Things to do now
To help prepare you for your studies, you may also find it useful to read Peter Burke, What Is Cultural History? (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004) or E. H. Carr, What is History? (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001).