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 October 9, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Just before the start of the summer vacation, we held our second day for postgraduate students on collaboration and the co-production of research in (mainly) historically-focussed PhDs. As well as a number of people who attended the first event, which we called Finding Our Feet, we welcomed new participants. Jo Dyrlaga, Annie Hicks, Cate Benincasa-Sharman

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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

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Posted by on September 28, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Elizabeth Pente, PhD student in community and public history discusses including undergraduate students in the research process for understanding post-war British history. As a module tutor on Becoming a Historian, I recently met with my group of first year personal tutees for a session on film and history.  There are a number of ways in which

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Posted by on September 13, 2015 at 8:25 am

Call for papers: deadline extended to 22 January 2016 15-16 September 2016, University of Huddersfield J.H. Whitley (1866-1935) was Liberal MP for Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1900 to 1928 and Speaker of the House of Commons from 1921 to 1928. He presided over the transition to democracy in Britain and the

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A prestigious prize worth £1000 is available for a postgraduate or early career historian who includes research in the JH Whitley collection in their current project. The prize is open to all fields of early twentieth century history and politics. JH Whitley (1866-1935) was a prominent Liberal politician serving as MP for Halifax from 1900

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Posted by on June 10, 2015 at 2:31 pm

By Calum Clark For one of my third year modules ‘History and Myth in the Middle Ages’ we looked at how the past has been represented in modern media: whether it be through television, film or video games. One of the ways we explored ideas of medieval representation was to design and pitch our own

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Posted by on June 5, 2015 at 11:18 am

When the Council of the Royal Historical Society visited the University of Huddersfield in October 2014 they were taken on a tour of the University’s new, state of the art, archive Heritage Quay and its opening exhibition by History student, Adam West. Dr Pat Cullum has used the opportunity to describe the public engagement work

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Posted by on June 2, 2015 at 11:50 am

By Ciaran Lourdes-Binsley Beginning the second year of University is a great feeling, meeting friends and knowing this year is going to count to the degree adds to the excitement. I had not expected the module called History Research Skills to be as important as it turned out to be. Research skills was to be

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Posted by on May 14, 2015 at 4:14 pm

As part of the successful award of a Centre for Doctoral Training to the Heritage Consortium (Universities of Huddersfield, Bradford, Hull, Leeds Beckett, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Teesside) we welcome applications for one Fully Funded Research Training Masters in Heritage in the School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield to commence

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