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Five ways to explore LGBT+ history from home

Posted on: 27 January 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Student in gardens on campus

For LGBT+ history month we asked Imogen, Deputy-President of the Guild, to collaborate with us on a list of media to watch and resources to explore. \n\nFrom campaigning for equal rights at Pride in London, to the Harlem ballroom scene in New York, find out more about LGBT+ history here.


The Kremlin, the past and 2020

Posted on: 6 January 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Kremlin, Moscow

2020 was meant to be a blockbuster year for the Kremlin: twenty years of Vladimir Putin, seventy-five years since the victory over fascism in the Great Patriotic War and constitutional changes approved overwhelmingly by the population in a referendum.


2020: My year in review as a History student

Posted on: 1 December 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

History student Amy Ward.

2020 is not what any of us expected. History student Amy Ward talks us through some of the positives that she is taking note of this year despite 2020’s hard times and unpredictability.


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!\n\nBlack History Month runs throughout October every year and is fundamentally about allowing healing by providing information that bridges different experiences.\n\nBy 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.\n\n\"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?\n\nIf 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.


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    Five ways to explore LGBT+ history from home

    Posted on: 27 January 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

    Student in gardens on campus

    For LGBT+ history month we asked Imogen, Deputy-President of the Guild, to collaborate with us on a list of media to watch and resources to explore. From campaigning for equal rights at Pride in London, to the Harlem ballroom scene in New York, find out more about LGBT+ history here.


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