Posted by on June 23, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Third year student, Jack Clarke, shares his love of the Manchester music scene and his experience of researching and writing an honours project Towards the end of our second year at University we were given the option of choosing our topics and titles for our upcoming dissertation in the third year. As much as I

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Posted by on June 19, 2014 at 9:16 am

Dr Daryl Leeworthy waxes lyrical on world cup songs and football camaraderie With the last steps on the road to Rio nearly upon us, it’s time for football fans across the world to settle down in front of the radio, the tv, or the projector screen in the pub, to watch one of the greatest

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Posted by on May 31, 2014 at 8:25 pm

My name is Jack Yard and I am a second year History undergraduate studying the ‘Hands on History’ module, led by Dr Janette Martin, at the University of Huddersfield. For our second project of the module we were set the task of producing an audio walk presenting an area of Huddersfield’s history to the public.

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Posted by on May 12, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Heather Norris Nicholson, at the Centre for Visual and Oral History, in the Department of Media and Journalism at the University of Huddersfield, tells us about her latest journeys into seeing differently that spring from and add to her continuing work on amateur visual culture and the making of films by Britain’s non-professional filmmakers during

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Posted by on May 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Dr Rob Ellis tells about how history plays a part in Mental Health Awareness week. This year Mental Health Awareness week takes place between 12-18 May. As part of the programme of events that are taking part across the country, I will be giving a public lecture, hosted by West Yorkshire Archive Service (WYAS).  As

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Posted by on May 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm

As a second year history student and a person who has a keen interest in modern history it is very easy to be swept away with tales of great nations and great people. We may often turn our sights to our own country but it is, however, a rarity that we turn our sights to

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Dr Daryl Leeworthy recently attended a History Lab Plus event on history, media and heritage at the University of Leicester (April 26 2014).  The following appeared on first appeared his blog History on the Dole, but as its all about public history teaching at Huddersfield we are delighted to repost here

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Posted by on April 22, 2014 at 10:32 am

  My name is Adam West and this is my second blog as a second year history undergraduate at the University of Huddersfield where I have been undertaking a module looking at making history more accessible to the Huddersfield public. This module, called Hand’s on History, was taught by Dr Janette Martin and during the

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Posted by on April 9, 2014 at 7:27 am

Monday 26th June, 1876: a fine, sunny day. In the grounds of Windsor Castle, Queen Victoria settled to watch a game between two touring sides from Canada. The sport was lacrosse (then known as ‘la crosse’) and the Queen watched with interest. On the field were 14 Canadians and 13 representatives of the Iroquois Nation,

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Posted by on March 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

This summer, thanks to a grant from the Janet Arnold Award, I will be researching why town criers wear such outlandish costumes. This might seem an odd choice for a research topic but I hope by the end of the blog you will share my enthusiasm. 

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