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The work of historians is profoundly shaped by their social and cultural origins.

work of historians is profoundly shaped by their social and cultural origins

This reflective piece of writing is an opinion piece; so there will need to own thoughts but a use of books to back
up opinions.
Very short piece, only 500 words (not incl. footnotes)
A firm and clear contention and support that contention with appropriate and relevant examples.


Provide a clear argument in response to the statement, and develop that argument in a logical and coherent way.
Identify and utilise appropriate examples in support of your main argument
Reflect carefully on possible alternatives and/or reasons why a different argument or set of conclusions might be
put forward

Claus, P. and Marriott, J. (eds), History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice (London, 2nd edition,
2017).
Green, A. and Troup, K. (eds), The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-century History and
Theory (Manchester, 1999).
Lambert, P. and Schofield, P. (eds), Making History: An Introduction to the History and Practices of a Discipline
(London, 2004).
Tosh, J., The Pursuit of History (London, 5th ed., 2010).

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