In this lecture series by UNIARTE, Dr. Margo Groenewoud delves into the various research methods employed by historians. She begins by defining historical research and discussing the importance of reclaiming history within the Caribbean context. Referencing postcolonial texts such as Capitalism and Slavery by Eric Williams and events such as 30 di Mei, Groenewoud illustrates how modern narratives are all constructed from historical research, and how methods perspectives on historical analysis have metamorphized throughout time.
Dr. Margo Groenewoud equips the student with practical skills for constructing mindmaps, accessing digital archives, and the principles of academic writing, guiding them throughout the entire investigative process. Ultimately, Groenewoud delivers a comprehensible guide and fresh perspective on the great undertaking of historical research.
Groenewoud is a historian lecturer and published author, as well as former Head of Library and Research Services at the University of Curaçao.
The lectures are available in Dutch.
Please find the first part of the series here.
Find more information on UNIARTE’s online classrooms here.