Posted by on November 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm

My name is Fatima Sonyia Jamal, I am studying an MA by Research in Public History, Oral History, and Community Heritage at The University of Huddersfield. My thesis is about “The 1947 partition – the Childhood Memories and homeland nostalgia: Exploring Independence Day ceremony and what it meant to those who lived through partition.” Last

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Posted by on March 9, 2017 at 4:28 pm

by Paul Ward J.H. Whitley, recently retired as Speaker of the House of Commons, was appointed to chair the Royal Commission on Labour in India in 1929. Whitley’s founding of the joint industrial councils to regulate labour relations was well known and he had some interest in imperial matters, as was unavoidable for British politicians

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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 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 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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Posted by on January 17, 2016 at 8:31 am

“Transatlantic Digital Victorians” is an exciting new collaborative student/faculty research project between the University of Huddersfield and Huron University College in Ontario, Canada. Dr Amy Bell at Huron and Professor Paul Ward at Huddersfield are going to supervise group student projects in the 2016-7 academic year, with students from The Historian’s Craft and Digital Victorians,

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Posted by on October 28, 2015 at 7:13 am

Claire Hudson is now a third year History student. At the end of her second year she undertook a six-week work placement at Kirklees Local TV, a company based in Huddersfield whose videos can be viewed via their website or YouTube channel. This placement was designed to provide me with experience in working in television

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Posted by on December 14, 2014 at 8:12 am

On 13 December 2014, about thirty students taking the first year module ‘Twentieth Century Britain’ visited Heritage Quay, the University of Huddersfield’s brand new archives centre. The visit was an integral part of the module, taught by Paul Ward and Liz Pente, to look at a scrapbook of primary source materials from the J.H. Whitley

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