Catch up on the most recent posts from our History@Manchester blog.
The Year in Student Activities
19 June 2018
The History department does a lot more than just teach and research history. We’re home to a community of students and staff who have a wide range of interests and talents. As student activities officer, it’s my role to support students in some of the extracurricular initiatives that the department funds. These range from skills-... Read More
Manchester Movement Histories
14 May 2018
Co-hosted by the History Division and the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre (AIU), Manchester Movement Histories is a special archival workshop designed to spotlight the lived experiences of people of African and Caribbean heritage in Manchester.
Researching Trans History from the ‘Outside’: The importance of community engagement
11 February 2018
The following post is by Rebecca Brookes, a graduate of the University of Manchester’s History MA program and the 2017 recipient of the University Distinguished Achievement Award. Here, Brookes reflects on some of the methodological challenges and rewards of creating inclusive histories of Trans communities in the NorthWest. When I started the MA History... Read More
History invites applications for two postdoctoral Presidential Fellows
5 February 2018
We welcome applications for two new postdoctoral Presidential Fellows in History at the University of Manchester. Closing date 3 April 2018. Environmental History ( HUM-011350) www.brightest-minds.manchester.ac.uk History seeks to appoint a Presidential Fellow specialising in environmental history. Environmental history is a growing area of research that seeks to understand how people have understood, shaped and been... Read More
Remembering Lancashire’s ‘lost lake’ on world wetlands day
2 February 2018
by John Morgan Today is world wetlands day. On 2 February 1971, 170 countries signed the Ramsar International Convention on Wetlands, dedicated to the ‘conservation and wise use of all wetlands’. The anniversary has become a global day of celebration and awareness raising, drawing attention to the vital role wetlands play in the health of... Read More