The Mangrove Nine

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

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…

The Year in Student Activities

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-…

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.

History invites applications for two postdoctoral Presidential Fellows

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) http://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…

Remembering Lancashire’s ‘lost lake’ on world wetlands day

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…

Onions, embroidery and other historical lessons could help you sleep

John Collier / Wikimedia Commons Sasha Handley, University of Manchester Most developed societies in the West are currently plagued by endemic sleep loss, falling well short of the eight hours recommended by the World Health Organisation. In particular, many children and young people are currently suffering from sleeping problems. A recent BBC documentary went so…

Team Uganda 2017: Emma Ratheram returns to share her volunteer experience

Emma Ratheram is in her second year in the History Honours program at the University of Manchester. This summer, I and fifteen other students from across the University of Manchester were given the opportunity to work on a four week community based research project alongside S.A.L.V.E International (Support and Love via Education), a local charity…

The Reformation: An exhibition at The John Rylands Library

A monk who shattered the strength of the Catholic Church, a monarch who wanted to take more than one wife, a society that put sin up for sale – and the power of the printed word to challenge it all. The John Ryland’s latest exhibition reveals a series of events that changed the course of…