Thoughts for the Future
As we are confused and unsure on the future of this site, we are open to ideas on producing useful materials on the site. Listed are a few ideas we have considered, I guess we can do them all but considering limits of time and content, it is difficult to say.
These will consist of short biographies of interesting individuals throughout history, this could be anything between Edward Teach (Blackbeard) or Benjamin Franklin to Plato or Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It will begin with a short introduction of their lives to the pinnacle of their career and why they are considered to be significant historical figures. Essentially, how significant are they? And their contribution to human history. We are aiming to make these relatively brief, so could be titled for example (The History of Blackbeard in 1000 words).
Similar to character profiles however based on small events, this could be from the Boston Massacre to the Suez Crisis so the size of the article depends on available information and their significance. We will quickly look at the causes, the event itself and its significance as well as a short historiography and our own opinions of the event.
For any historians, historiographies provide an analysis of all the key debates though out any topic in history. Historiographies are simply large overviews of debates which are crucial to students producing essays. It is impossible to produce a higher education grade essay without knowledge on the key debates of the topic you study. Knowledge of the debates allow you to fit your own argument within and compare with it other historians, these arguments are based on primary sources which help historians to look at these sources in different ways, analysing them from different perspectives to explore all the information one single source provides. We will produce these historiographies and update them whenever necessary as well provides links to useful articles and books which we believe provide a detailed analysis or convincing argument.
Primary Source Analysis
An overview or primary material, this is probably the least considered idea because we can’t provide all the information on a source because what you find depends on the individual reading it, however it is an option, but historians should really do their own primary source research.
We have a look at journal issues, individual articles and books to tell you readers what we think of them, we will condense their argument, examine their arguments and comment on it. We believe reviews are important because not all students have the time to read entire books or chapters and simply want a quick read of their argument which they can trace back to the book. That is where we come in, we may base this reviews under certain pages and categories so when you search a certain topic, relating book reviews will crop up as well further links if you want to buy the book or further information.
Extensive timelines based on certain period of civilisation, such as the American Revolution era or British industrialisation, may include a brief description on each entry.
If any of you have any more ideas regarding the nature of the articles you want to read them please feel free to comment on this post or drop us an email at email@example.com We are happy to receive any feedback or advice from our readers,
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