Some Welcome Week reassurance…

Welcome Weeks 2014-15 It’s Welcome Week again at the University of Manchester, and I have to admit that I’m excited about it in the same way I used to feel about Christmas as a kid. As a new(ish) lecturer — I’m entering my third year at the History department here — there is a certain…

Welcome Week 2015: A photo-essay of what’s happened so far…!

Day 1: getting ready for Welcome Week in the History Common Room with Dr Sarah Roddy, Lecturer in Modern Irish History, and Amy Parkinson, our Social Media Coordinator. Our History Peer Mentors hard at work planning the year’s activities! Our students and staff attending the SALC Party for new MA Students Day 2: Our Welcome…

Workshop: Using University Archives in your Research

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 4/10/2014. Dissertation Workshop Using University Archives in your Research Tuesday 14th October, 15.00 to 16.00 University Place 3.214 A workshop for 3rd-year undergraduates and MA students – in History and related subjects – who are starting to identify dissertation topics. Rationale The University’s own archives –…

Study China Programme over Easter 2015 is Open

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 8/10/2014. The Study China Programme (over Easter 2015) offers students of all levels a unique opportunity to experience Chinese life, culture, language and business. Yongfu Temple, Hangzhou (near Zhejiang University) The Study China Programme is managed by The University of Manchester and funded by the Government department…

Roskell Prize Goes to History’s Charlotte Johnson

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 21/7/2014. The Evelyn Roskell book prize of £500 (named after a student in Ashburne Hall whose husband later was Professor of Medieval History) is awarded to students of history, Latin or archaeology, who have been resident in Ashburne.  This year, Charlotte Johnson has been awarded the Prize for her contribution…

UG TV workshops with Michael Wood

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 11/11/2013. Undergraduate TV series workshops with Michael Wood Four in late November – No need to book Michael Wood, our Professor of Public History and the creator of numerous critically-acclaimed history documentaries, is running a series of exciting two-hour workshops, each based on one of his…

Shanghai Summer, 2013 – by Third Year Dan Gray

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 2/9/2013. The study China programme is a government funded trip to one of a range of Chinese universities. During these visits participants are expected to take part in an intensive course combining Chinese mandarin lessons, with a choice of eith, marketing, politics or urban planning modules….

Monday’s Pub Quiz: a History

  Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 9/10/2013 By Catherine Feely. On Monday 14th October, History staff and students will engage in friendly battle at the History Society’s Pub Quiz (Bar 256, Fallowfield, 7.30pm). Many of you will know that this event has been organised by our lively and successful History Society….