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HIST 5304 The Nature of History: Welcome

Dr. Laura Calkins Tuesdays 3-6 HH40

Course Materials

Suggested Guides

Historical research is often multi-disciplinarycovering the arts, geography, literature, and other social sciences. For additional resources related to a specific discipline, please view the following guides:

National Archives & Records Administration

A source for primary documents from the legislative, executive, or judicial branches of the federal government.

US General Services Administration

Research Assistance

Use the tabs along the top of this guide to explore different resources, such as recommended journals and databases, books, primary source collections, or websites.

Need more help? Contact me to make an appointment for a research consultation.

Students, staff, or faculty are welcome to visit my office at any time. No appointment is required, but for meetings which may require exploring Library resources, a scheduled appointment will ensure that we have sufficient time to cover any questions. Please also feel free to call or e-mail me whenever you need assistance.

Miss Virginia Moran of Seneca Falls as Truth in the Dnace [Dance] Drama, depicting the Progress of Woman, to be given at the reception at Seneca Falls on July 20 in honor of the officers and members of the National Woman's Party in connection with the seventy-fifth Equal Rights anniversary celebration

Miss Virginia Moran. Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Photo by Bullock Studio, Seneca Falls.

If I am unavailable, the following resources may assist you.

Required Readings

REQUIRED READINGS     { (H) denotes handout}
Anna Green and K. Troup, The Houses of History: A critical reader in twentieth century history and theory.                                            M Howell & W Prevenier, From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methods.
Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger, eds. The Invention of Tradition.
Jack Goody, The Theft of History.
Fernand Braudel, Memory and the Mediterranean.
Timothy Brook, Vermeer’s Hat.
Bonnie G. Smith, The Gender of History: Men, Women and Historical Practice.
Peter N. Stearns, Human Rights in World History.
Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish.                                                                                                                                           Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism.                                                                                                                                                Clare Anderson, Subaltern Lives.
Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle.
Ian Tyrrell. Historians in Public.
John D. Kelly and Martha Kaplan, Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization.
Spivak “Can the Subaltern Speak?” (H)