Forthcoming Events

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University of Liverpool and the hidden histories of environmental sciences - a walkshop

Thursday, 4 November at 3.30pm

Natural history and environmental science flourished during the British colonial era and therefore the history of science, slavery, trade and imperial conquest are deeply intertwined. Liverpool is one of its key sites: a city built on slavery, a commodities port, which, often thanks to major imperial corporations (e.g. Unilever, Tate & Lyle), made it complicit in the violent re-shaping the populations and ecology of certain territories while simultaneously furthering their scientific and cultural study (e.g. the World Museum, LSTM, and even the abolitionist William Roscoe’s botanical collections relied on colonial samples). We will use the the University of Liverpool as a site to explore the local and global ramifications of these troubling histories on a short walking tour led by Sam Solnick and Chris Pearson.

Meet under the covered area outside the Careers Service (between University square and Augustus John) at 3.30pm. The walkshop should be finished by 4.30pm.


Health, Cultures & Societies MA

We are delighted to announce that the pedagogical counterpart to the Centre for Health, Medical and Environmental Humanities has now launched: the Health, Cultures & Societies MA.

The master’s in Health, Cultures and Societies provides an exciting opportunity to explore issues around health, illness, wellbeing, and medicine. Students on the MA will benefit from the opportunities and support that the Centre and its partners can offer such as in funding applications, postgraduate and early career development and in opportunities for public engagement.

To find out more about the new master’s programme, including module details please visit the Health, Cultures & Societies MA webpages.

For further questions about the MA please do not hesitate to contact the Programme Admissions Leads: Dr Georgia Petridou: Georgia.Petridou@liverpool.ac.uk and Professor Josie Billington: Jbilling@liverpool.ac.uk.