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How-to History is here to help historians. We explain events, concepts, things, themes and sources to help with the practice of researching, writing and teaching history. Each ‘How-to’ is a short guide of under a thousand words which directs you to further resources.
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How-to History is run by Joe Saunders and Anna Cusack. Joe works as a freelance historical researcher and writer (www.josephsaundershistory.co.uk). He is a Vice-Chair of the British Association for Local History, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and an Associate of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives. He teaches history at the University of York, the Centre for Lifelong Learning, and for Pharos Tutors. Anna holds a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London where she is an Honorary Research Fellow. In 2022 she was a Course Director at the University of Essex and has worked as a Research Assistant at the Universities of Leicester and Erfurt, and on the AHRC funded 'Power of Petitioning' project. She is an ECR board member for History, the journal of the Historical Association.
Additional biographies will appear here as new authors contribute.
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With thanks to all those who have provided help and advice on posts and the project: Pam Smith, Natalie Pithers, Helen Shields, Wendy Tait Mayfield, Dave Annal, Kate Rose (Kresen Kernow), and Janet Barrie.