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Writing parish history

Approaches

 

Crosby, Alan, 'First Steps in Local History' (BBC History Trail, 2005)

Dymond, David, Researching and Writing History: A Guide for Local Historians (3rd edn, Lancaster, 2009)

Magnússon, Sigurður Gylfi, 'Social History - Cultural History - Alltagsgeschichte - Microhistory: In-Between Methodologies and Conceptual Frameworks', Journal of Microhistory (2006) [and cf. a much briefer article on 'What is microhistory' for the History News Network]

Victoria History of Wiltshire, 'How to write a parish history'

 

Training

 

Local History is taught at a number of UK universities (e.g. Essex, Leicester, Oxford, UEA Norwich, Warwick)

 

 

Resources

 

English Handwriting 1500-1700: Online Course

Local History Links: compiled by the Centre for Metropolitan History at the Institute for Historical Research in London (associations, journals, research resources etc)

Munby, Lionel; Hobbs, Steve; Crosby, Alan, Reading Tudor and Stuart Handwriting (2nd edn, Chichester: British Association for Local History, 2002)

Palaeography: tutorial for medieval and early modern sources developed by David Postles (Leicester)

Regionalgeschichte.net: a portal for regional history in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Glebe terrier
West Meon (1758)
[Hampshire RO]