Posted by on June 18, 2016 at 8:16 am

On a Tuesday in June, some researchers in the search room in Heritage Quay at the University of Huddersfield were very noisy. The archivist on duty quietly asked a researcher from another university examining Labour Party records exploring thinking about ethnicity and race in the late twentieth century if the other researchers were distracting him. He

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Posted by on June 17, 2016 at 6:58 am

History at Huddersfield have been working together with the Friends of Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre to explore ways of promoting the heritage of textiles in West Yorkshire. Students from History will be conducting a project on the objects within the centre in the autumn of 2016, in collaboration with Huron University College in Ontario. Having received

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Posted by on May 13, 2016 at 10:51 am

  Joe Hopkinson is a Master of Arts by Research student exploring the educational policy adopted in the 1960s of the dispersal of immigrant ethnic minority children across schools as an assimilationist measure. He here discusses the implications of his research for understanding current government policies on integration of migrants.

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Posted by on March 29, 2016 at 7:06 am

A group of undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic staff at the University of Huddersfield have come together to curate an exhibition, write a conference paper, and to publish a chapter in a book. Paul Ward, professor of modern British history, explains why engaging students as researchers and using a co-production approach to interpreting the

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Posted by on February 16, 2016 at 7:25 am

Dr Duncan Stone is in Australia for five months as a visiting scholar/researcher with Victoria University. During this time he will be delivering lectures and public seminars on his research interests of amateurism in elite sports, the social and cultural history of cricket. The academic year is still some three weeks away here at Victoria

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Posted by on February 12, 2016 at 12:12 pm

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the University of Huddersfield’s Postgraduate Conference 2016. The conference on 20-21 June 2016 offers an interdisciplinary opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers in these fields to share their research at Huddersfield, a department renowned for its supportive atmosphere and sociability. We welcome proposals

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Posted by on February 5, 2016 at 11:48 am

I am Calum Leatham, a third-year History BA student at the University of Huddersfield. This year, for the module ‘Community and Identity in the Later Middle Ages’ (taught by Dr. Patricia Cullum), me and my peers were tasked with producing a mock pitch for an episode of a BBC 4 documentary series focusing on medieval

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Zak Courtier is a Year 3 History student who has just completed the assessment for a third year module (taught by Dr. Patricia Cullum) which is designed to help students think about how they can present their academic work to a wider audience. When choosing which modules to take for my third year history studies, ‘Community and

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Posted by on February 1, 2016 at 10:01 am

Elizabeth Pente is a third year History PhD student at The University of Huddersfield.  This is the fourth and final installment of a four part blog documenting a week long project exploring co-production with members of the Wakefield Historical Society.   In part four of the blog, we reflect on the process of collaborating, co-producing and discuss some of

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Posted by on January 29, 2016 at 10:48 am

Elizabeth Pente is a third year History PhD student at The University of Huddersfield.  This is the third installment of a four part blog documenting a week long project exploring co-production with members of the Wakefield Historical Society.   In part three of the blog, the blurring of boundaries between academic and community/local history is explored through interpreting primary sources

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