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Opinion: British Empire is still being whitewashed by the school curriculum – Dr Deana Heath on why this must change

Posted on: 8 November 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

The Empire in red in 1886

Jeremy Corbyn has recently proposed that British school children should be taught about the history of the realities of British imperialism and colonialism. This would include the history of people of colour as components of, and contributors to, the British nation-state – rather than simply as enslaved victims of it. As Corbyn rightly noted: “Black history is British history” – and hence its study should be part of the national curriculum, not segregated in a single month each year.


Black History Month: reflecting on racialised beauty standards

Posted on: 26 October 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Woman with afro hair

For Black History Month, history student Alaina Heath reflects on racialised beauty standards and representations of Black beauty in the media.


Why were Suffragettes force-fed in prison?

Posted on: 27 September 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Votes for Women banner

Modern history expert, Dr Sam Caslin, talks about the practise of force-feeding Suffragettes in prison, as we continue to reflect on the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed (some) women the right to vote in 1918.


Explore the history of urban dog mess at the Plop Up Dog Poo Family Fun Day

Posted on: 14 September 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Plop-Up Dog Poo Family Fun Day

Dog mess is a messy and infuriating presence on our streets. Awareness raising campaigns and fining and have made some progress in encouraging dog owners to do the responsible thing and scoop the poop. But dog mess continues to pose difficult management issues for councils who receive thousands of complaints each year about the 3,000 tons that hit British streets daily.


What are the Terracotta Warriors? Four amazing facts!

Posted on: 14 August 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Head of a Chinese sculpture

We explore the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at World Museum in this video with Chinese history expert, Leon Rocha. Find out how they were discovered, how they were made and more!


World Cup stories: Football and national identity in postwar Germany

Posted on: 12 June 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

German team world cup 1974

When you grow up in the North East of England, you can’t really escape the notion that to millions, maybe billions of people around the world, football is a lot more than a game.


Five things to do in Merseyside for anyone interested in History this summer

Posted on: 8 June 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Western Approaches Naval Teleprinter Station

With summer now upon us, you might be looking for things to do in Merseyside before the start of the new term (trust us, this will come around very quickly!). While teaching may be over until September, there’s still plenty of things to do and see in the area that relate to History: from a World War Two bunker to Liverpool’s Old Dock.


Extreme Weather - how human stories can help us engage with climate change

Posted on: 15 May 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Flooded river

Climate change is a global phenomenon but it can often feel abstract and detached from our everyday lives. Engagement with the public about climate change can be more effective if human experiences of extreme weather are used, in the form of memories and personal stories.


How studying History at Liverpool led to an internship with UNESCO in Paris

Posted on: 20 April 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Francesca - UNESCO

Francesca Lee describes how studying History at the University of Liverpool provided a springboard for a new life in Paris, where she's studying for a Masters degree in International Relations and working as an intern with UNESCO.


Talia immerses herself in Chinese history and culture during her Study Abroad adventure

Posted on: 16 April 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Talia at The Bund

Since getting back from China in June 2017, I have become ‘that girl’ who’s always referring back to her year abroad. The reason I do is because I had such an amazing time, and I highly encourage anyone thinking of studying abroad to do so!


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    Opinion: British Empire is still being whitewashed by the school curriculum – Dr Deana Heath on why this must change

    The Empire in red in 1886

    Posted on: 8 November 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

    Jeremy Corbyn has recently proposed that British school children should be taught about the history of the realities of British imperialism and colonialism. This would include the history of people of colour as components of, and contributors to, the British nation-state – rather than simply as enslaved victims of it. As Corbyn rightly noted: “Black history is British history” – and hence its study should be part of the national curriculum, not segregated in a single month each year.


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