Posted by on January 28, 2016 at 8:23 am

Dr Duncan Stone is in Australia for five months as a visiting scholar/researcher with Victoria University. During this time he will be delivering lectures and public seminars on his research interests of amateurism in elite sports, the social and cultural history of cricket and the continuing influence of the ‘gentleman amateur’, as well as mentoring

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Posted by on January 26, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Elizabeth Pente is a third year History PhD student at The University of Huddersfield.  This is the second installment of a four part blog documenting a week long project exploring co-production with members of the Wakefield Historical Society.   In part two of the blog, the group reflects on the initial meeting and explores film as a primary source

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Posted by on January 22, 2016 at 11:49 am

Elizabeth Pente is a third year History PhD student at The University of Huddersfield.  This is the first installment of a four part blog documenting a week long project exploring co-production with members of the Wakefield Historical Society.  In part one of the blog, Elizabeth explores the nature of the project and the initial meeting of

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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 January 5, 2016 at 5:41 am

I was lucky enough to be invited as a keynote speaker to the 2015 New Zealand Historical Association conference (#NZHA2015), which was called ‘History – Making a Difference’, and was held at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch in December 2015. It was a fitting location for about two hundred historians – from universities, galleries, libraries, archives,

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Posted by on November 9, 2015 at 10:03 am

Milton Brown is chief executive of Kirklees Local TV, a social enterprise committed to documenting the stories of local communities in West Yorkshire. He is taking a part-time PhD at the University of Huddersfield. In this blog, he explores the nature of co-produced research and how universities and community groups can work together.

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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 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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