History Mentor Blog

  Amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, many universities are turning to in-person tuition from September. That’s a wise precaution, but it does mean that undergraduates will feel more isolated than in previous years. That’s why I’m offering online undergraduate History mentoring to my list of services....

IB History Internal Assessments: how to get top marks   With the academic year ending, first year IBs will be discussing what to do over the summer with their teachers. There are two main tasks for you over the summer: write your Internal Assessments (IAs) and plan...

Wishing all happy May Day celebrations, a traditional celebration of Spring, with dancing round the Maypole!     Two Celebrations in One   Since the late nineteenth century, it has also been a day to celebrate workers’ rights. However, let’s get one thing straight: celebrating Labour Day does not make...

History Mentor mourns the Hospitaller Grand Master's passing. For posterity, I reproduce yesterday's announcement by the Order of Malta. Grand Magistry Announces Death of H.M.E.H. Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto 29/04/2020   With profound regret the Grand Magistry announces the death of His Most...

The article below, from TES, argues that sensory play is crucial to a child's development. I agree and think all parents need to let their children do this, even if it means cleaning up a big mess at the end of the day! Also, schools should...

Below is the text of my contribution to the Conference/exhibition, Chipre a través de los tiempos. It took place on 7 November 2012 at the Facultad de Geografía e Historia de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. It was held to coincide with the Cyprus Presidency...

With Hitler's birth date approaching on 20 April, it's important not to forget the evil of the Shoah. It's also important to highlight that women can be as brutal as men: History Today Article HISTORY MATTERS The Real 'Beast of Belsen'? Irma Grese and Female Concentration Camp Guards   The...

Preface   A plaque reads 'Unidentified church at Kisthiniou Street', but is this the site of Our Lady of the Victory Church? It’s still commonly thought that the Victory church site lies in the North-East corner of Rhodes’ old town walls. Yet Elias Kollias, former Ephor of...