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History: European History

Welcome to the Glucksman Library guide supporting the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the University of Limerick

European History

Europeana

CEGESOMA - Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society

European History Primary Sources

European Demography

History from below

History from below seeks to take as its subjects ordinary people, and concentrate on their experiences and perspectives, contrasting itself with the stereotype of traditional political history and its focus on the actions of 'great men'. It also differed from traditional labour history in that its exponents were more interested in popular protest and culture than in the organisations of the working class. Emerging partly from the preoccupations of the Communist Party Historians Group and Past and Present in the 1950s, in the following decade the founding of the History Workshop movement at Ruskin College saw the emphasis shift from strict Marxism to women's history and oral history, as well as to encouraging the participation of non-academics.