What better way is there to learn about medieval history than from a medieval manuscript? Made of carefully smoothed parchment (usually sheep or cow skin), written with quills, carefully ruled and laid out with illuminated initials, containing texts ranging from prayers to scientific treatises – whether you are interested in the history of art, religion, culture, or even agriculture, a medieval book is a wonderful resource.
Being an African historian can mean many things. It means studying the histories of a vast and varied continent. It means years spent in the field navigating local buses, negotiating border crossings, stumbling in foreign languages and searching in dusty corners for hidden archives. And perhaps most importantly, it means talking to people. Oral history is one of the cornerstones of African history, and often sets it apart.
Welcome to Careers for Historians. This is a resource for history students to explore career options. It’s for those who are considering pursuing studies in history, for those who already have a history degree (undergraduate or graduate) and are wondering about what career paths exist, and for faculty members to refine how they advise their students.
A story of exploration and encounter, storytelling and remembering, claiming and surviving in Central North Dakota.
Tim Brook has been awarded a Getty Scholar grant from the Getty Research Foundation for the coming academic year. These grants are awarded annually to established scholars, artists, or writers working on aspects of the visual arts who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients reside at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and pursue their own projects free from academic obligations.
This story was originally published in the Ubyssey (http://ubyssey.ca/features/our-campus-frank-roberts-985/).
Story written by Julia Browne; photo by Hogan Wong.
Every history student at UBC should thank Frank Roberts’ wife. If it weren’t for her, the beloved professor would have never left England for Canada.
“I met my Canadian wife when we were both teaching in London,” he said. “I decided to give Canada a shot — and I liked it.”