Scrap the Census?! Why?!

Historians are queuing up to criticise "crazy and short-sighted" government plans to abolish the National Census after 2011, citing both their own research and wider concerns about the loss of cultural heritage. Matt Houlbrook, tutorial Fellow in modern British history at Magdalen College, Oxford, is using census records to research…

History Sucks Online

The plight of the "digital humanities" - the integration of technology into the humanities - was tackled in an unflinching speech at an international conference. Melissa Terras, senior lecturer in electronic communication at University College London, described her keynote speech at the Digital Humanities Conference last week as "necessarily negative",…
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