"phd" blog posts
Sex and 'Sexuality' in South Asian History
While the British justified the conquest and colonisation of a quarter of the world’s population on the grounds that they were bringing the ‘rule of law’ to peoples who had none, in reality they superimposed an alien legal system upon often complex pre-existing legal norms.
Posted on: 29 January 2021
Q&A: What's it like to study a PhD in History at the University of Liverpool?
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.
Posted on: 2 April 2019
"Empowered working-class housewives" - Big Flame, Women and the Kirkby Rent Strike 1972-73
Inspired by the #PressForProgress theme for International Women's Day 2018, we hear from PhD student Kerrie McGiveron, who has been researching the fascinating story of the women of Big Flame, who were involved in the Kirkby rent strike in Liverpool, during the 1970s.
Posted on: 6 March 2018
An experience to remember - PhD research at University of Georgia
Early in 2017, I was awarded a University of Georgia (UGA) Franklin College – University of Liverpool Short-Term International Research Fellowship. So a few months later, I found myself in Athens, Georgia, enjoying a week of beautiful fall weather and the generous hospitality of the southern United States.
Posted on: 8 December 2017
Victorian vagrants - researching female criminals from the Victorian era
One of the most fascinating aspects of my research is going beyond the stats and the figures and constructing biographies of the women I’m researching. In order to do this I’ve been utilising material held in local archives, such as newspapers held on microfilm, but I’ve also been making extensive use of digital sources.
Posted on: 5 October 2017
Nuclear stories: understanding nuclear anxiety through storytelling
When I first undertook my History PhD research on nuclear anxiety in Britain, I was instantly surprised by how much people wanted to tell me their 'nuclear stories'. It appeared to me that the legacies of Cold War nuclear anxieties ran much deeper than I had originally believed.
Posted on: 23 August 2017
Pursuing a career in academia - history alumna Wendy Asquith tells her success story
As a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, I am currently working on a new project \"The Spectacle of Universal Human Rights: A Century of Intergovernmental Display at World's Fairs\".
Posted on: 31 July 2017
Libraries and life in Washington DC - building the foundations of my PhD thesis
I was lucky enough to move to Washington D.C. from September 2016 until February this year, to undertake a British Research Council Fellowship at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress.
Posted on: 5 April 2017
Researching the slave trade in Liverpool
For Black History Month, we take a look at some of the stories behind the slave trade in Liverpool with PhD student Nicholas Fuqua:
Posted on: 21 October 2016
Urban street photography - piecing together the past
Liverpool is bursting with museums and for History PhD student Dan Warner, the Museum of Liverpool's current photography exhibition has been a key piece of inspiration for his research:
Posted on: 29 September 2016