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Black History Through Film: Review of Burning an Illusion

Posted on: 19 October 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

Black History Month 2022

Dr Ama Biney is a Lecturer in Black British History, in the University of Liverpool's History Department.

Princes Park to Central Asia (and back)

Posted on: 17 October 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

I was two days into my archival work when the address at the top of a letter I was reading made me jump on my uncomfortable chair in the reading room of the Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan: 13 Wellesley Terrace, Princes Park, Liverpool. “Gosh -I thought- I pass this house when I cycle into work!”

The Long History of Policy Brutality against Black People in Britain

Posted on: 7 October 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

Black History Month 2022

Written by Dr Jess White.

How 19th-century newspaper advertisements reveal a deeper Truth Behind cinema’s 12 Years A Slave

Posted on: 30 September 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

Black History Month 2022

An image of a slave market in the public square of Louisville, Georgia. (Figure 1)

Congratulations to the Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022!

Posted on: 1 August 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

History staff and PhD students at summer graduation 2022

This summer we draw the final curtain on what has been the most turbulent and demanding period in the life of university departments up and down the country. In History at Liverpool, not only have we seen our wonderfully resilient class of 2022 graduate in person in the sumptuous surroundings of Hope Street’s Philharmonic Hall, but we have also welcomed back to campus – at long last! – well over 300 students from the classes of 2020 and 2021. These students were denied their own in-person graduation ceremonies due to lockdown restrictions, and it was a tremendous privilege – and not a little emotional – to see them again in person.

REF 2021: Making a Difference - The Impact of our Research

Posted on: 28 June 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

Illustration of a dog

The History Department takes great pride in the work we do to ensure that our research has a real relevance and impact outside of academia. 100% of our research was classified as 4* and 3* for impact in REF2021 and this impact score is testament to our commitment to publicly-engaged research.

REF 2021: History Publications

Posted on: 23 June 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

It’s been a busy few years for publications for Liverpool Historians. We submitted 81 outputs to the REF, ranging from single authored monographs and articles to co-edited collections and scholarly editions of translated works. Our REF outputs represent only a fraction of the diverse work that we publish for a wide range of audiences.

REF 2021: History’s Research Environment

Posted on: 19 May 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

We had a 24% increase in 4* research across our outputs, impact, and environment since the last REF. Over the coming month we’ll be celebrating our achievements during the 2013-2020 REF Cycle and talking about what’s next for History at Liverpool in a series of blog posts. This post talks about our research environment and funding successes.


Posted on: 27 April 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

Kerrie McGiveron blog

We all know how difficult it can be to get ourselves into a good routine. This can be made more difficult as students, when we know that we might have deadlines or exams to prepare for. Life is fast and we all understand how hard it can be to maybe juggle certain aspects of our lives; work, family, friends, home life, ‘me’ time and study. Although we now understand more than ever the importance of being social, this is another aspect of our lives that we also need to balance! This is why it is very important to be mindful of our every day routines and working towards achieving some kind of balance between our social, professional and public lives. What follows here are some key ideas to ensure that you are making the most out of your day and taking care of your wellbeing.

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