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Can you display statues relating to empire sympathetically?

Posted on: 25 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Problematic statue previously at the front of Dunham Massey

Elizabeth Colenso is a first-year student studying Sociology and History at the University of Liverpool. Here she chats to us about conversations she and fellow History classmates had with the National Trust after the Trust's removal of a problematic statue previously in front of the Dunham Massey estate.


Mary Mary, quite contrary: a statue for Wollstonecraft

Posted on: 18 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Silver statue of a naked female body

Dr Myriam Wilks-Heeg gives her view on the contraversial new statue honouring feminist icon, Mary Wollstonecraft.


How to have a Black history year - five ways to be an ally all year round

Posted on: 9 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Woman reading a book

Say goodbye to October, and hello to the rest of your life! Black History Month runs throughout October every year and is fundamentally about allowing healing by providing information that bridges different experiences. By spending time understanding what someone else’s experience, knowledge and insights are we can be more empathetic and better people.


Will Kamala Harris be the first female president of the United States?

Posted on: 28 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Kamala Harris in a crowd

US political history expert, Dr Cheryl Hudson, gives her view on the Democratic vice-presidential candidate and the possibilities for her future in the corridors of power. \"Regardless of who is elected as the 46th President of the United States, they will be male. Just as the previous 45 were. Not a single American woman has served as head of state and Commander in Chief.


How to have a Black history year - ways to rest, recharge and connect with your identity

Posted on: 9 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Woman holding her face and looking up

It's a Black Radical Present. Will you like how history remembers you? If you are Black, your identity is your history and also your future. Locked within you is a story that millions of ancestors fought to make sure it exists today.


Welcome to Liverpool! 5 tips for History students new to University of Liverpool

Posted on: 26 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Student with coffee

Welcome week runs from 28 September – 2 October 2020 and is set to be a little different this year, however there are still tons of events and tools that you can use to interact with the department, explore the city and get to know the University of Liverpool as a new student. Here are 5 tips for History students during Welcome Week to get your university experience off to a flying start:


Connecting the power of African Ancestors

Posted on: 25 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

When I confirmed my upcoming talk with the University of Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool, it was February 2020. In some ways, it was a completely different world. I couldn’t have known that Black History Month 2020 could see us operating in a second lockdown, as the first lockdown was still a myth and a whisper on the UK agenda.


Misunderstanding Black Lives Matter

Posted on: 21 July 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Man holding sign saying 'The UK is not innocent' during Black Lives Matter protest

History student Caleb Howie gives his opinion on how the Black Lives Matter movement has been misunderstood and misrepresented by some sections of society.


After Edward Colston: The Bristol Library Society and the Slave Trade

Posted on: 10 June 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

The statue of Edward Colston

The toppling of the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston (1636-1721) in Bristol on 7 June 2020 has reminded a whole country – and many other parts of the world – of the city’s historical involvement in the slave trade. In the eighteenth century, Bristol prided itself as the second city of the British Empire and the traffic in human beings played a seminal role in creating the city’s wealth. In the second half of the century, the city used its increased prosperity to found cultural institutions, and one of the most notable ones was the Bristol Library Society, established in 1772-73. As a postdoctoral member of Professor Mark Towsey’s AHRC project on ‘Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic’, I conduct research on this institution and recently signed a contract with Bristol Record Society to publish an edition of its eighteenth-century committee minutes in book form.


Professor Elaine Chalus discusses women and elections in the age of revolution

Posted on: 6 May 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Screenshot of the University of Kent's Age of Revolution website

Professor Elaine Chalus, Head of the Department of History at the University of Liverpool, was recently recorded discussing women and elections with Megan King from the University of Kent’s Age of Revolutions research project.


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    Can you display statues relating to empire sympathetically?

    Problematic statue previously at the front of Dunham Massey

    Posted on: 25 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

    Elizabeth Colenso is a first-year student studying Sociology and History at the University of Liverpool. Here she chats to us about conversations she and fellow History classmates had with the National Trust after the Trust's removal of a problematic statue previously in front of the Dunham Massey estate.


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