Welcome to the Making History at Macquarie blog.
This site is part of a new initiative in the Department of Modern History and Politics at Macquarie University in Australia. The posts on this blog will be authored by senior undergraduate students in Modern History as part of their assessment for the compulsory capstone unit, a course about historical research methods and practice. Students completing this unit have to produce a 4,000 word research paper on a topic of their own choosing. On this site, students will post an 800-word piece that transforms their academic research paper into a short, accessible, and non-academic article (In creating this task and this site, we were inspired by The Conversation http://theconversation.edu.au/).