The Beginnings of Manchester’s Caribbean Carnival

In the month of October we will be marking Black History Month by sharing a series of short essays written by four recent graduates of the History Department at the University of Manchester. These students were part of Kerry Pimblott’s third-year seminar on the Black Freedom Movement and were tasked with putting their new historical…

Reflecting on Racial Inequalities in the Discipline of History

By Kerry Pimblott In October 2018 the Royal Historical Society (RHS) released a landmark report on Race, Ethnicity and Equality in UK History. Building on the foundational work of student-led educational justice movements such as the National Union of Students’ Black Students’ Campaign, ‘Rhodes Must Fall’, and the UCL-founded ‘Why is My Curriculum White?’ campaign…

UoM Modern British Historians Respond to the RHS Race Report

University of Manchester Modern British Historians Response to the Royal Historical Society report on Race, Ethnicity and Equality in UK History  Context: The History Department at the University of Manchester has welcomed the findings of a recent Royal Historical Society Report highlighting the severe underrepresentation of BME students and staff in UK University History departments, including its…

Manchester Movement Histories

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.