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

Read more…

Posted in Co-production of research Masters students Students as researchers Twentieth Century Britain


Posted by on May 13, 2017 at 6:37 am

Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield All events are free and everyone is welcome. As part of Sound Vision Place, the School of Music and Humanities’ Festival of the Senses, the History department is proud to present History in Action, with two main strands to the day: Black history and Histories of Mental health You can

Read more…

Posted in Black History Methodologies Twentieth Century Britain Tagged in:


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

Read more…

Posted in Co-production of research Methodologies Students as researchers Twentieth Century Britain


Posted by on February 28, 2017 at 7:48 am

To book for this event click here John Shepherd, visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield, writes: ‘One of the senior thinkers and strategists in British politics with a deep knowledge of Labour history, Jon Cruddas is a popular speaker on the media and at public events in Britain. On 26 February 2017, he appeared

Read more…

Posted in Twentieth Century Britain Tagged in: ,


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

Read more…

Posted in digital history Oral history PhD students Twentieth Century Britain


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

Read more…

Posted in Co-production of research Students as researchers Twentieth Century Britain


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.

Posted in research degrees Students as researchers Twentieth Century Britain


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

Read more…

Posted in Co-production of research digital history Family history internationalisation PhD students Students as researchers Twentieth Century Britain Tagged in: , , , ,


Posted by on October 1, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Katie Brennan, second year History student, tells the story of the death of her Great Uncle Leonard West and her family’s quest to find answers to the mystery surrounding an RAF air crash in Spain in 1950. For as long as I can remember I have been told stories of my Great Uncle Len. A

Read more…

Posted in Family history Second World War Twentieth Century Britain


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

Read more…

Posted in Students as researchers Twentieth Century Britain Tagged in: , , , ,