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Historical Research in the Digital Age – Part 1: ‘We Are All Digital Now’

With this post we begin a new five-part blog series -- 'Historical Research in the Digital Age' -- which explores historians' use and understanding of the digital resources that shape modern research culture. The series is hosted by Professor Ian Milligan whose new book, 'The Transformation of Historical Research in the Digital Age', is now available as a free Open Access download from Cambridge University Press. In Part One, Ian introduces the series and considers the profusion of resources which have led many of us to become what he terms 'digitised' historians -- even while our understanding and appreciation of digital technologies remains partial.

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Black at Sussex

'Black at Sussex' is a five-year project which reflects on the history of the Black experience at Sussex University since its foundation in 1961. The project, which launched this autumn, sees Sussex academics and alumni working in partnership with two photographers – Charlie Phillips and Eddie Otchere. In this latest post to the Society's 'Writing Race' series, Valerie Kporye introduces 'Black at Sussex' and a selection of the portraits taken so far.

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What did people do all day in the seventeenth century?

In his new book, 'The Diary of George Lloyd (1642-1718)', Daniel Patterson provides a detailed insight into the 'ordinary' of early modern life. Daniel's new Camden Series volume reclaims the life of George Lloyd, a Hampshire-born customs official active during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. A meticulous record of everyday existence, Lloyd’s diary is little known among historians. What it provides, in this first published edition, is a window on the daily preoccupations of a middling man: from religious worship and social connections to food, dress and selfhood.

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