Posted by on December 6, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    By Dr Lindsey Dodd, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History During October and November 2016 I travelled around France, collecting historical source material about children’s lives in France during the Second World War. The source material is quite unusual: I have been seeking out and listening to filmed and audio oral history-type interviews

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Posted by on November 16, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Professor Barry Doyle was awarded a grant by the University Research Fund to assess the current state of research into hospital services in interwar Central Europe and explore the archival resources available for future research. As the project gets under way he tells us about his recent visits to Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland.

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Posted by on September 28, 2016 at 9:48 am

Dr Rebecca Gill Our project “Adult Education and the Great War in Yorkshire: A Community History Project” drew to a close last Friday with a final workshop “Child Labour in the Great War – A Local History”, held at the University of Leeds and led by W.E.A. family historian Jackie Depelle and historian of childhood

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Posted by on September 12, 2016 at 8:08 am

I arrived in Budapest completely unaware as to what I should expect. I saw it as a positive, as I was in a country I’d never visited and whose culture was completely alien to me. On arrival I attempted to be as open minded and objective as possible, taking in all of my surroundings, as

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Posted by on August 24, 2016 at 11:26 am

My name is Grace Chapman and I am currently a second year history student undertaking a work experience placement at the York Archaeological Trust (YAT) with my main responsibilities being at Jorvik. Boxing Day 2015 brought floods to the City of York, causing the Jorvik centre, arguably the biggest medieval attraction in the country, to

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Posted by on July 3, 2016 at 3:57 pm

The Dispersal Policy: Circular 7/65, 1965 proclaimed that: About one-third of immigrant children is the maximum that is normally acceptable in a school if social strains are to be avoided and educational standards maintained. Local Education Authorities are advised to arrange for the dispersal of immigrant children over a greater number of schools in order

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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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