Online Databases to Early Modern German Language Texts

By no means the definitive guide, but a start in a great range of online sources by German libraries that are mostly open access. Bayerische StaatsBibliothek, Munich Bibliotheksverbund Bayern British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts  Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek e-rara: the platform for digitized rare books from Swiss institutions Forschungsbibliothek Gotha Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel Incunabula…

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How to Prepare for a Tutorial for an Undergraduate Humanities Course

*This blog post was written pre-Covid. One of the most valuable aspects to tutorials and seminars is social development. By the end of your education, it is hoped that you will come away more confident and be able to discuss a range of ideas intelligently to a range of different people. However, a lot of…

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Essay Writing Tips for Undergraduates

1. Read, Write, Read. Instead of researching for a paper and then writing it all up at the end, see research and writing as an integral process. As you write you will see areas that need further research. 2. Outline. Even before you begin research, write an outline however brief it may be. Continually add…

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Getting Started on ‘Academic Twitter’

Why Twitter? I was inspired to write this post by my incessant encouragement to have my reluctant academic friends to join or be more active on Twitter. I am enthused by the so-called ‘Academic Twitter’ as I can follow fellow researchers in my research area, connect and converse with academics at all levels with relative…

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