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Stop What You're Doing and Listen to These History Podcasts

Posted on: 25 March 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

It's time to put on those headphones and get into the listening zone. You are in for an audio treat. Get ready to be transported back in time and experience the horror, the chaos and the unimaginable. The following shows are all highly popular but which one will you pick to be your overall favourite? Get listening to decide.


Our top revision tips for exam season

Posted on: 7 January 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

It’s that time of year again. But you’ve got this. Deep breath.


'Untold Histories of Empire': The truths about empire that museums don’t want to tell you – and why

Posted on: 13 November 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Dr Deana Heath is a Reader in Indian and Colonial History at the University of Liverpool, and organiser of the Untold Histories of Empire project at the World Museum as part of the Being Human Festival.


Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic

Posted on: 9 October 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

7-12 October is National Libraries Week 2019 – a time to celebrate the power of libraries to change lives through reading. The theme this year is how libraries engage communities through technology, building skills and encouraging participation. It’s fitting, therefore, that this week also marks the launch of a major new digital humanities project funded by the AHRC exploring the history of libraries, led by Professor Mark Towsey from the Department of History at the University of Liverpool.


Opinion: What’s special about Robert Mugabe?

Posted on: 18 September 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Following the death of Robert Mugabe earlier this month, Dr Diana Jeater reflects on the life of the former President of Zimbabwe and the response to his passing in the media.


Five things to do during Welcome Week

Posted on: 13 September 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Welcome Week kicks off on Monday, giving new students the opportunity to get to know their new flatmates, explore Liverpool and settle in before they start lectures. Take a look at our top five tips to help you get started with university life.


Department of History Graduation 2019 — Social media roundup

Posted on: 23 July 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Last week we said goodbye to our Class of 2019 at the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures graduation ceremony as they begin the next step of their journey as University of Liverpool graduates. Check out our roundup of social media messages from the day.


Q&A: What's it like to study a PhD in History at the University of Liverpool?

Posted on: 2 April 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Emily Gibbs is a postgraduate research student in the Department of History, specialising in the anxieties felt by British society during the Cold War. Find out Emily's thoughts on studying a PhD at the University: from her topic of study to the city of Liverpool.


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

Dr Deana Heath: 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.


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    Stop What You're Doing and Listen to These History Podcasts

    Posted on: 25 March 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

    It's time to put on those headphones and get into the listening zone. You are in for an audio treat. Get ready to be transported back in time and experience the horror, the chaos and the unimaginable. The following shows are all highly popular but which one will you pick to be your overall favourite? Get listening to decide.


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