Category University Life

The Internationalisation of American Psychiatry, an Historical Case Study (1909 – 1973)

Regardless of how much one attempts to divorce it from them, the histories of psychiatry and mental health care can only be understood in their social, political and cultural contexts. In practice, there are three methods historians can employ for ventures such as these. Firstly, and typically, studies can be restricted by historians to individual […]

The British Empire and the Chinese Empire: A Comparative Study

Whether it was a lack of relevant material, language barriers, a lack of interest or worse patronizing representations attributed to a Eurocentric mentality historians writing comparative histories of empires have faced issues when articulating their work. Revised ethno-histories of empires would not really take off until Edward Said, seeking to cull Eurocentric practices in the […]

The American Century

The following is a paper submitted as part of my Master’s degree in History. The paper is a ‘historiographical study’, a paper which considers the viewpoints of historians and how arguments have developed. Regardless, I am hoping you get something out of it as the topic it covers is extremely important. Since it is an […]

Dissertation Preview: The Treaty of Waitangi

The following article is a preview of the dissertation I am required to write as the final piece of coursework for my Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Exeter. It will not be a carbon-copy of my final work and, due to university regulations, I cannot provide footnotes or references until it […]

Exam Reflection 2013/14

I have literally just finished my second year examinations and, as one does, feel compelled to reflect on each of them; assessing what went right, what went wrong, and what I hope my mark will be for each exam and each module as a whole. For those of you new to this blog I am […]

The History of Science in Society: The Royal Institution (19th Century)

This article is the online version of an essay I just submitted as University coursework. In some ways it is a more refined version of this article I wrote a while back, see what you make of it! https://daliennation.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/gentleman-of-science-michael-faraday/ ————————————– “The Royal Institution was the main driving force behind scientific discovery and popularisation in Victorian […]

The Father of Modern Warfare & The Military Revolution

“The Father of Modern Warfare and the Military Revolution” History has played host to many great military commanders and generals; brilliant men who have steered the course of history through a combination of brilliant tactics, innovations, and sheer boldness. In his memoirs that he wrote during his exile on St. Helena Napoleon Bonaparte is alleged […]