"study" blog posts
Closing the Gap: Supporting School Students to Success
Can you remember your time at school? Think back to the opportunities and experiences available. Did the school encourage you and your fellow classmates to go on to study at a highly selective university?
Posted on: 5 April 2022
2020: My year in review as a History student
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.
Posted on: 1 December 2020
Can you display statues relating to empire sympathetically?
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.
Posted on: 25 November 2020
Mary Mary, quite contrary: a statue for Wollstonecraft
Dr Myriam Wilks-Heeg gives her view on the contraversial new statue honouring feminist icon, Mary Wollstonecraft.
Posted on: 18 November 2020
How to have a Black history year - five ways to be an ally all year round
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.
Posted on: 9 November 2020
How to have a Black history year - ways to rest, recharge and connect with your identity
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.
Posted on: 9 October 2020
Connecting the power of African Ancestors
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.
Posted on: 25 September 2020
Misunderstanding Black Lives Matter
History student Caleb Howie gives his opinion on how the Black Lives Matter movement has been misunderstood and misrepresented by some sections of society.
Posted on: 21 July 2020
Professor Elaine Chalus discusses women and elections in the age of revolution
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.
Posted on: 6 May 2020
'Untold Histories of Empire': The truths about empire that museums don’t want to tell you – and why
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.
Posted on: 13 November 2019
Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic
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.
Posted on: 9 October 2019
Opinion: What’s special about Robert Mugabe?
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.
Posted on: 18 September 2019
Five things to do during Welcome Week
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.
Posted on: 13 September 2019
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
Opinion: British Empire is still being whitewashed by the school curriculum – Dr Deana Heath on why this must change
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.
Posted on: 8 November 2018
Black History Month: reflecting on racialised beauty standards
For Black History Month, history student Alaina Heath reflects on racialised beauty standards and representations of Black beauty in the media.
Posted on: 26 October 2018
What are the Terracotta Warriors? Four amazing facts!
We explore the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at World Museum in this video with Chinese history expert, Leon Rocha. Find out how they were discovered, how they were made and more!
Posted on: 14 August 2018
World Cup stories: Football and national identity in postwar Germany
When you grow up in the North East of England, you can’t really escape the notion that to millions, maybe billions of people around the world, football is a lot more than a game.
Posted on: 12 June 2018
How studying History at Liverpool led to an internship with UNESCO in Paris
Francesca Lee describes how studying History at the University of Liverpool provided a springboard for a new life in Paris, where she's studying for a Masters degree in International Relations and working as an intern with UNESCO.
Posted on: 20 April 2018
Talia immerses herself in Chinese history and culture during her Study Abroad adventure
Since getting back from China in June 2017, I have become ‘that girl’ who’s always referring back to her year abroad. The reason I do is because I had such an amazing time, and I highly encourage anyone thinking of studying abroad to do so!
Posted on: 16 April 2018
From the White House to Niagra Falls — Emily McIndoe embraces her Study Abroad opportunity
I spent a semester at the University of Maryland, USA in 2015 and it was the best decision I made at university. When I received my study abroad offer, and even after a quick Google search, I couldn’t point to Maryland on a map and had no idea about what I should expect when I arrived. The University of Maryland (UMD), is actually only a short metro ride from Washington DC and not that far from Baltimore either.
Posted on: 20 March 2018
Careers - “What are you going to do with a degree in history?”
We found out how history graduate Lindsey Sutton turned her degrees in history and archive management into a career.
Posted on: 19 March 2018
"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