Catch up on the most recent posts from our History@Manchester blog.
Doing environmental history for peat’s sake
14 November 2018
with Dr. John Morgan One of the best parts of being an environmental historian is getting my boots on and getting outside. My third-year course, ‘Fire Famine and Flood: An Environmental History of England, 1500-1800’ provided ample opportunity for this again this year, as we took a trip to visit the Lancashire Wildlife Trust at... Read More
Histories of the Self
26 September 2018
Penny Summerfield (Emerita Professor of History at University of Manchester) recently published a new book, Histories of the Self: personal narratives and historical practice (Routledge, 2018). As she explains, the book was inspired by teaching courses on personal testimony and historical research at Manchester. One of my favourite courses, when I taught at Manchester, was... Read More
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