Practical Guide to Studying History wins prestigious international award

12 February 2018

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A Practical Guide to Studying History

The major new guide helping the transition to studying history at degree level has won best textbook of 2018 in the Humanities category at the PROSE awards in Washington DC.

Presented annually  by the Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division since 1976, the PROSE awards recognize distinguished professional and scholarly books, reference works, journals, and electronic content.

The inspiring teaching of History at the University led to the new handbook. Bridging the gap between further and higher education in History, it introduces the concepts of historical debate and the diversity of historical producers and audiences, and provides guidance on study skills, including useful study questions and further reading lists.

The chronological range of the book spans ancient, medieval, early modern and modern history, with contributions from fourteen historians in the School: Dr Lloyd Bowen, Dr Federica Ferlanti, Professor Helen Nicholson, Professor Kevin Passmore, Dr Toby Thacker, Dr Shaun Tougher, Professor Keir Waddington, Professor Garthine Walker, Dr Stephanie Ward, Dr Mark Williams, Dr Martin Wright and Dr David Wyatt.

Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Professor Keir Waddington said: “Colleagues in History are thrilled by this award, and feel very proud of the book which Tracey Loughran worked so hard to put together. In A Practical Guide to Studying History we set out to offer new history and humanities undergraduates a guide to the discipline, the methodological approaches that can be adopted, and how to study History at university. It showcases our thinking, but also shows how our teaching extends beyond the classroom, and the many ways our research and teaching inform one another.”

Edited by Dr Tracey Loughran, A Practical Guide to Studying History: Skills and Approaches is published by Bloomsbury.