Teaching Palaeography – A public engagement approach

Our latest guest post comes from Sarah Laseke, who is a doctoral researcher at Leiden University working on scribal collaboration in fifteenth century manuscripts. Here, she writes about her free 8-week 'Palaeography for Beginners' course. The pleasure of looking at medieval manuscripts has not gone unnoticed – over the past few years, there has been an increased …

Forum: H. Lähnemann: Zur Situation der Grundwissenschaften in Großbritannien

This entry was originally posted at hsozkult.de, and we thank them and Professor Henrike Lähnemann for permission to reblog it.  von Henrike Lähnemann. Mein Beitrag zur Debatte um die Grundwissenschaften in der Geschichtswissenschaft kommt aus einer doppelten Außenseiterperspektive: der an einer britischen Universität lehrenden Germanistin. Die Herausforderungen, die sich uns in der britischen germanistischen Mediävistik stellen, …

 Source Criticism in the Digital Age

Ancillary historical skills as an essential competency for historical scholarship and associated disciplines On 1 November 2015, Eva Schlotheuber, Institute of History, University of Düsseldorf, and Frank Bösch, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam, issued a call to action to all German historians via the Historikerverband, highlighting the need to ring-fence “Grund­wissen­schaften”, fundamental historical skills. This …