When choosing a dissertation topic it is fundamentally crucial to choose one which you find not only interesting, but enjoyable to examine. For instance, I thought about what I absolutely loved at A-level which was my coursework on the beginning of the First World War. I knew that it intrigued me like nothing else and … Continue reading “Diss Diaries – Jack Gunn – Single Honours History”
When we were asked to write our research proposal, I only had a very vague idea of what I wanted to write my dissertation on. All I knew is that I wanted to study modern history, but I did not have an immediate preference on the country or topic. Because of this, I started … Continue reading “Diss Diaries – Emilia Cherry, Single honours History”
‘How justified is Domitian’s historical reputation as a ‘bad’ Emperor?’ Fortunately for me, coming up with a topic for my dissertation was never something I particularly struggled with. From the age of 15 or 16, I knew I wanted to go to University and study Ancient History, and write my dissertation on one of … Continue reading “Diss Diaries – Ollie Burns, Ancient History Graduate”
Katharine Forbes has written the following post describing the work she did as part of the School’s Professional Skills Module. This module is an option which gives our students the chance to do work placements and build employability while using their skills as historians too. Founded in 1903 by the Quaker sweets magnates George Cadbury … Continue reading “Birmingham’s African Quakers (by Katharine Forbes)”
Jack Scates has written the following post describing the work he did as part of the School’s Professional Skills Module. This module is an option which gives our students the chance to do work placements and build employability while using their skills as historians too. In September 1944, a few months after the Allied landings at … Continue reading “Honour in the Police Archives (by Jack Scates)”
‘A way of making forgotten voices heard’ – Kseniya Shrimpton (BA History with English Literature) on her dissertation journey, which took her as far as Moscow.
When Emily McCormack (BA History) found out that the first organised league opposing women’s suffrage in Britain was started by women, it inspired her to make anti-suffragism the topic of her final year dissertation.
Caitlin Russell, a final year Undergraduate in BA History, documents her dissertation journey, from preliminary research in second year to a dissertation she feels proud of, and the bumps she had along the way.