Who we are

Welcome to the HE History Hub, a blog that is designed for both tutors and students of History. Here we will discuss the burning issues of the day and the pleasures and perils of teaching History in Higher Education. We will also offer an insight into the thoughts of tutors and practical guidance for those who are currently navigating a History degree. We hope that you enjoy this space!

About Us:

Dr SK Barker joined the University of Leeds as Lecturer in Early Modern History in September 2014, after four years as Lecturer in European History at the University of Exeter. She researches sixteenth and seventeenth century European history, particularly international news and print culture in the post-reformation era. She teaches at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has designed and run modules on the French Wars of Religion, Religious Violence and Martyrdom, News & Communication and the legacy of the Reformation. Before working at Exeter, she had teaching posts at Lancaster University and Leeds Metropolitan University, and research posts at the University of St Andrews and at the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick – where she managed to sneak in a bit of teaching too. Sara’s on twitter at @DrSKBarker, and academia.edu, and you can find out more about her research & teaching on her staff profile pages.

Dr CE McCallum is Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Exeter. She works on the cultural history of the Soviet Union, and especially on the relationship between visual culture and gender ideals.  Since joining Exeter in September 2011, she has taught across both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, predominantly on the history of Russia and the Soviet Union, offering modules on areas such as Stalinism in the 1930s, idealised masculinity under socialism and fascism, and everyday life in the USSR. Find Claire on Twitter @DrCEMcCallum and more about her research and teaching on her staff profile pages.


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