Archives and Records Management MPhil/PhD

Major code: AMMR/AMPR


About us

School of History

Welcome to the History Department. We’re very proud of our international reputation for research and our innovative and student-centred teaching.

The most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008) ranked us as one of the top three history departments in the United Kingdom, and our MA and PhD students play a central role in our work.

Join us and you’ll enjoy a stimulating and friendly environment in which to study the past.

School of Histories, Languages and Cultures

This School brings together anumber of internationally recognised centres of excellence for research and teaching. With the departments themselves steeped in history, and teaching stretching back for more than 100 years in numerous disciplines, there is a high degree of interdisciplinary activity that generates a lively culture,with staff and students from all disciplines interacting through institutional research groups and forums.

The School comprises the following areas of study:
  • History
  • Archives and Records Management
  • Irish Studies
  • Politics
  • Archaeology, Classics, Egyptology
  • Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Staff research interests

The most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008) ranked us as one of the top three history departments in the United Kingdom, and our MA and PhD students play a central role in our work.

Join us and you’ll enjoy a stimulating and friendly environment in which to study the past.

Research overview

For a full list of Staff Research interests, see: http://www.liv.ac.uk/history/research/index.htm

Andrea Livesey

I primarily chose Liverpool to do my Phd because the research interests of some of the tutors here so closely matched my own, and I have been able to draw on their knowledge and expertise...

What is the name of the postgraduate study programme or research you are undertaking?
 
My research is entitled ‘Racialised Boundaries: A Study of Rape and Consensual Relationships between White Men and Black Women in Antebellum Louisiana, 1803 to 1865’.
Can you summarise the work you are undertaking in a few sentences?
 
I am looking into race and slavery in the United States by investigating sexual interference by the white slaveowner in the life of the female slave- this could be anything from the rape to the forced breeding of slaves or relationships that female slaves could have with their owner.
What were your main reasons for choosing to undertake postgraduate study at University of Liverpool?
 
I did my undergraduate and masters degrees in Liverpool but chose Liverpool mainly as the research interests of the tutors here are closely matched to my own. As Liverpool as a city was a key port in the Atlantic slave trade the University has drawn tutors who specialise in all aspects of slavery studies whose knowledge and expertise I can draw on.
How do the facilities in the department help you in your studies?
 
We have a fantastic library with great resources, and you can find fascinating primary sources in our archives and special collections.
What do you enjoy most about the whole postgraduate experience?
 
Being able to research something everyday that I have chosen myself and am fascinated by, I also love that no two days are the same, you always have something new to look into or task to complete.
What do you feel has been your biggest achievement so far?
 
I was chosen in summer 2009 to attend a summer school at new york university in which we learnt about teaching American Studies in the UK. I was incredibly lucky to have been chosen and it was a fantastic experience to spend that amount of time in New York and attending a US university.
How will the skills you are learning and utilising now help you in the future?
 
I wish to follow a career in teaching or lecturing and in the school of history almost all postgraduate students will get the opportunity to experience teaching which is a great help.