Category Archives: Public History

Film: Keele History – in the Words of Students and Staff!

Below is a film about the history department for prospective undergraduate students, we hope you enjoy it! Visit Susannah’s blog to see an example of the sorts of things our 2nd year students get up to! https://cooksoftrentham.wordpress.com Advertisements

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Work Experience for Historians

In Work Experience for Historians, second-year students carry out a history project in conjunction with an external organisation. The details of the project itself are up to the student – this year, some of us catalogued and researched in archives, … Continue reading

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The ‘Respectable’ Reaction – The Manchester Ramblers’ Federation and the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass, 1932.

What was the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass?  Until the late-twentieth century, walkers and climbers in places like the Peak District and Scotland had to put up with being excluded from vast areas of mountains and moorlands, which were ‘protected’ by … Continue reading

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Commemorating Napoleon’s Hundred Days in 2015

Everyone knows that Napoleon was decisively defeated at the battle of Waterloo in July 1815 and next year will witness a number of commemorations to mark the bicentenary of this landmark event, not least on this side of the Channel. … Continue reading

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