History Journals Related Websites

Teaching History with Technology: This journal is designed to help history teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms. It attempts to fulfill this function by providing teachers with models that document how others have incorporated technology to enhance their students' learning experiences. New issues of the journal appear online twice each year. Past issues of the journal are indexed and archived. In each of the articles, the reader will find a short account of the objectives of the activity carried out in class. The underlying philosophy of this structure is that teachers can make most effective and innovative use of technology by learning how some of their colleagues have made good use of technology in their classroom.

History Review is a magazine for history students. Published three times a year (in September, December and March), History Review covers all the most popular topics that appear in AS and A-level History, and in first-year college courses. Coverage begins with the Tudors and Stuarts, and continues into the Cold War. The latest edition includes articles such as The English Civil War, Nazism and Stalinism, Napoleon III, Thomas Wolsey, Martin Luther King, Emmeline Pankhurst and top tips on how to write an essay under exam conditions. The magazine's archive includes all the articles that have been published since 1995.

History News Network: George Mason University's History News Network (HNN) is the only history website on the Internet wholly devoted to current events. Created in June 2001, the website features articles by historians about current events and keeps readers up to date about the latest controversies. The site, which is updated daily with news of breaking stories, includes an exciting range of articles by historians on both the left and the right. The HNN website attempts to expose politicians who misrepresent history; point out bogus analogies; deflate beguiling myths; remind readers of the irony of history and to remind us all of the complexity of history.

Reviews in History is an electronic publication which reviews and reappraises significant work in all fields of historical interest, covering the principal areas of the subject as taught in institutions of higher education. Reviews covers publications ranging in time from the Middle Ages to the present date. The reviews are longer than usual (2,000 - 3,000 words) and are sent in the first instance to the author who is offered a right of reply to be circulated with the review. New information technology provides an opportunity to raise standards of reviews for historical scholarship, to draw major works of interpretation to the attention of historians and to promote scholarly debate as soon as possible after the publication of a book. The Reviews in History site also includes Reappraisals in History, Review Articles, and Continuous Discourse, an on-going debate on the relationship between history and postmodernism.

History in Focus is a new occasional series taking a thematic approach to history. Each issue is designed to provide an introduction to the chosen topic and to help stimulate interest and debate. The series will concentrate on highlighting books, reviews, websites and conferences that relate to the theme, in order to provide a quality assured information resource for learning and teaching. The current issue concentrates on medical history and has articles on Mental Health, Suicide, Plagues, Epidemics and Contagion, Sexual Health and Fertility, Public Health and Epidemic Disease in London.

History Reading Room: This BBC website provides a collection of articles on history. Recent additions include Thomas Paine (John Belchem), Queen Victoria's Childhood (Lynne Vallone), The Levellers (Tony Benn), The Lady of the Lamp (Mark Bostridge), The Battle of Britain (Chris Bellamy), Was the American Revolution Inevitable? (Francis Cogliano), The Personality of Charles I (Richard Crust) and British Revolution in the Early 19th Century: How Close? (Eric Evans).

Journal for Multi-Media History: The website journal is produced by the history department of the University at Albany. The idea behind the journal is to present and disseminate historical multimedia projects as discrete electronic journal articles. It also attempts to provide a centralized forum where scholars, students, and the public could read, view, and hear distinguished multimedia research in all fields of history, or enjoy reviews that offered audio and video samples from the works reviewed.

ICT History: This section of Andrew Field's website offers explanations and articles on use of ICT within history. All have been written by history teachers in the spirit of sharing good practice and ideas. It is hoped that this section will continue to develop further, and submissions for future case studies will be very gratefully received. Currently the website includes examples of how PowerPoint and Digital Projectors have been used in the classroom.

Teaching History is the U.K's leading professional journal for history teachers and boasts a growing international readership. Trainee teachers use it extensively on their courses, mentors use it to improve their practice, heads of history use it to develop the thinking and practice of the department. Above all, ordinary history teachers use it to evaluate and extend their own teaching quality. Teaching History doesn't shirk the big isses and big debate, but it links these to everyday, practical concerns. You won't find uncritical 'how to do it' pieces, as though prescriptions received from on high were automatically right, but you will find plenty of varied and realistic examples from different types of teachers.

ActiveHistory: Russell Tarr is one of Britain's leading figures in the area of online learning. These articles originally appeared in the Times Educational Supplement and the History Review and have now been made available via his ActiveHistory website. This includes Playing Devil's Advocate, Decision Making Games in the History Classroom, Work with the Web, Straight from the Sources' Mouth, The Past in Pictures, The Rise and Fall of Cardinal Wolsey, The Radical Reformers and The Italian Wars (1494-1516).

History Matters: Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History courses. This site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers useful materials for teaching US history. The website includes Many Pasts (primary documents): Making Sense of Evidence (guides for analyzing primary sources); Past Meets Present (articles and resources that link the past with current ideas and events); Reference Desk (links to resources); Digital Blackboard (teaching assignments using web resources): Students as Historians (examples of student work on the web) and Secrets of Great Historians (distinguished teachers share their strategies and techniques).

History Student Online: Chris Turner (University College London) is the man behind History Student Online. He aims to promote scholarly discussion through forums and newsletters. History Student Online also accepts submissions for its own electronic journal, containing contributions from outstanding students and professional academics alike. It also features quizzes, reviews and an event calendar which anybody can add to, showing seminars, conferences and events happening around the world.

History Teacher Education Network: HTEN (The History Teacher Education Network in the United Kingdom) was established to promote the development of history teacher education. It also attempts to forge links and increase communication between history teacher educators in the UK and internationally and to give history teacher education a focus and an effective public voice and especially to establish links with other such associations to monitor, comment on and contribute to developments in the curriculum in history.

Internet Archaeology is a not-for-profit academic electronic journal, published by the Council for British Archaeology and hosted by the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. Internet Archaeology publishes an international range of research articles of a high academic standing which also try to utilise the potential of electronic publication. Articles regularly contain fully searchable databases to analyse online; full-colour, interactive images, plans and sections; video footage; virtual reality models and give access to related digital archive material.

History Workshop Journal: Since its launch in 1976, History Workshop Journal has become one of the world's leading historical journals. Its cutting-edge scholarship, accessible writing, and lively engagement with contemporary concerns continues to win it widespread acclaim from both academic and general audiences. The current edition includes articles such as Female Soldiers and the Battle of the Sexes in France (David Hopkin), Cancer Therapy and Military Cold-War Research (Gerald Kutcher), Niall Ferguson's Imperial Passion (Jon Wilson), Canada: a People's History (Joe Friesen) and The Gangs of New York: the Mean Streets in History (Daniel J. Walkowitz).

New Perspective: This rich, varied and exciting journal is specially published for today's teachers and students of AS/A Modern History. Founded by the editor of the first ever A-Level History journal, it has evolved to meet the present needs of teachers and students At the core of every issue are six topic articles, high-quality contributions by distinguished authors specially chosen and prepared for use by teachers and students at home or in the classroom and ingenuously structured to foster student progress to top grades. This structure includes a newspaper-type heading to capture attention, followed by a concise summary of the article and then ‘questions to consider’. Articles are split into sections by the use of summative subheadings and orientation is furthered by a timeline. Words and concepts are explained in order to make good possible difficulties with English.