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About Simon

Library staff at City University London. Writes about libraries, history, literature and design.

History Day 2017

On Tuesday I was lucky to be invited to History Day 2017. This annual event brings together the cream of academics, archivists and librarians specialising in history. Although aimed at a specialist audience, it was a friendly day and all the stall holders and guests were keen to promote their resources as widely as possible. … Continue reading History Day 2017

Digital History

I recently attended a seminar at Senate House which looked at the history of how computing impacted on the study of history. This seminar was led by Dr Adam Crymble of the University of Hertfordshire. It was part of the Institute of Historical Research’s Digital History seminar series.   Syllabi  The four main sets of evidence which Dr Crymble analysed were online discussion groups, blogs and social media, and syllabi. The online discussion groups, in some cases go back several years and … Continue reading Digital History

History Day 2015 at Senate House

On Friday 27th November Simon Bralee attended History Day 2015. Wearing several hats, he sought to find out more about archives and how different institutions best promoted themselves to a credulous and weary student body. What he discovered thrilled and inspired him. Archives and Collections in London History Day is an annual fair organised by … Continue reading History Day 2015 at Senate House