Articles tagged with 'history' | University of Manchester

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2024
02
January
2024
| 16:01 Europe/London
A biomedical Egyptologist from The University of Manchester has fulfilled the mission of an illustrious Manchester anatomist from 1910, having by chance found his unique anatomical record of how ancient Nubians lived – and died - in Southern Egypt....
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2023
13
September
2023
| 11:49 Europe/London
Opening at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library on 20 September 2023, the ‘Founders and Funders: Slavery and the building of a University’ exhibition explores how profits from slave trading, ownership of enslaved people, and manufacturing ...
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13
June
2023
| 11:36 Europe/London
The story of how women in Victorian match factories fought against the brutal use of white phosphorus, was instrumental in shaping today’s workers’ rights, a University of Manchester dental researcher has argued....
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25
May
2023
| 12:09 Europe/London
A new briefing from The University of Manchester’s Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) and the Runnymede Trust has highlighted the need to use teacher training and Initial Teaching Education (ITE) to develop a more diverse and inclusive curric...
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08
March
2023
| 15:36 Europe/London
Thousands of dogs and tens of thousands of fanciers will be at Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham this week. Charles Cruft, who founded the show in 1886, was a great fan of St. Bernards and made them the logo of his early shows....
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2022
09
December
2022
| 10:50 Europe/London
A new volume edited by Professor of Ancient History at The University of Manchester Prof Dr Christian Laes gives a voice to young people who do not ordinarily feature widely in the history books.A Cultural History of Youth in Antiquity, published by ...
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08
November
2022
| 09:00 Europe/London
An Art History expert from The University of Manchester has written the first in-depth account of the story behind the twelve extraordinary murals in Manchester Town Hall, which he says reveal a remarkable Victorian vision of the city....
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03
November
2022
| 10:43 Europe/London
One hundred years ago, our understanding of ancient Egypt changed forever when the tomb of King Tutankhamun was found on November 4, 1922 in the Valley of Kings. Born around 1305BC, Tutankhamun only ruled Egypt for about ten years. Yet his tomb was f...
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05
October
2022
| 11:26 Europe/London
A unique historical record of the NHS captured by University of Manchester historians is to be archived for the nation at the British Library. Voices of Our National Health Service covers the entire period of the NHS from its launch in 1948, through ...
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22
September
2022
| 15:38 Europe/London
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, our President and Vice-Chancellor, already expressed The University’s profound condolences to the Royal Family on the death of the late Queen and with them thanksgiving for her life of dedicated public service.  Staff a...
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21
September
2022
| 15:06 Europe/London
The Arthur Lewis Lab for Comparative Development is a new interdisciplinary research group in economic history and comparative development at the University of Manchester.The lab will promote cutting-edge research on economic growth and development, ...
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25
August
2022
| 09:29 Europe/London
In 2021, more babies – 51% – were born to unmarried mothers in England and Wales than to those in a marriage or civil partnership for the first time since records began in 1845. This is a huge change. For centuries, “illegitimacy” and unmarried paren...
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18
July
2022
| 10:55 Europe/London
Aimed at Bangladeshi audiences in the North-West, ‘Migrant songs 1950s-80s: Preserving Bangladeshi musical heritage in the North-West’  has been designed to showcase folk music in tribute to the migrant experience in the region. Led by Anindita Ghosh...
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21
June
2022
| 15:10 Europe/London
Golden Mummies of Egypt - Manchester Museum’s first ever international touring exhibition - will open at Nanshan Museum in Shenzhen on Friday 24 June.
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08
February
2022
| 11:48 Europe/London
We owe a vote of thanks to our ancestors for inventing some of the most important measures to keep us safe during the Covid 19 pandemic, argues a University of Manchester scientist in a new book.
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13
January
2022
| 10:06 Europe/London
In June 2022 (Thursday 9 – Sunday 12 June) a festival exploring climate change will take place across Greater Manchester. Led by Manchester Histories, The History of Climate Change will be full of exhibitions, talks, creativity and more. The History ...
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2021
09
December
2021
| 10:51 Europe/London
The British Academy has awarded their 2021 President’s Medal to broadcaster and historian Professor David Olusoga in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the humanities and social sciences. ...
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07
July
2021
| 14:10 Europe/London
Thomas returns to The University of Manchester, where he spent five years as Professor of Musicology and Head of the Division of Art History, Drama and Music. He has also held posts at Bangor University, the University of Frankfurt and the University...
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02
April
2021
| 00:00 Europe/London
A new book published today explains how the famous mummy Takabuti was likely to have been murdered over 2,600 years ago.
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14
January
2021
| 16:13 Europe/London
Due to popular demand, the deadline for entries for The University of Manchester Making a Difference Awards has been extended.The new closing date is midnight on 24 January 2021. It is hoped the extension will help anyone struggling to meet the deadl...
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06
January
2021
| 11:26 Europe/London
Professor Michael Wood has been awarded an OBE for his services to public history and broadcasting in the New Year Honours list 2020. Wood, a historian and broadcaster, was appointed to the position of Professor of Public History at The University in...
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2020
11
December
2020
| 10:23 Europe/London
Two students from Manchester have created a website which tells the stories of 24 men from the University’s St Anselm Hall who lost their lives during the two world wars.
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08
December
2020
| 11:50 Europe/London
The University of Manchester’s School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC) will be hosting a celebration to mark the strength and resilience of its students in a virtual event.The celebration will take place at 3pm on Wednesday 16 December 2020, an...
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26
November
2020
| 14:38 Europe/London
The event was held by the University of Manchester's History Department on Monday 23 November.It began with a touching and informative panel discussion between Dr Jamal Ratchford, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Race, Ethnici...
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13
November
2020
| 16:10 Europe/London
Over 50 years ago, 14 Black football players from the University of Wyoming took a principled stand against racial injustice at great personal cost.On Monday 23 November, the University of Manchester’s History Department is holding an online event ex...
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29
October
2020
| 16:25 Europe/London
Dr Alexia Yates, Senior Lecturer in Modern History, and Dr Stefan Hanß, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at The University of Manchester, have been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize 2020 worth £100,000 in recognition of their outstanding resea...
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02
September
2020
| 16:16 Europe/London
Students from The University of Manchester’s Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology are exploring intriguing discussion points about ancient societies and history in a podcast series that is going from strength to strengt...
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21
August
2020
| 08:33 Europe/London
A University of Manchester team of researchers and volunteers who have been documenting NHS voices of COVID-19 since March, are to join forces with the British Library thanks a grant of nearly £1m. ...
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17
July
2020
| 10:43 Europe/London
The virtual celebration for the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures will take place at 3pm on Tuesday 28 July and will be available to view on the SALC YouTube channel. The celebrations will stay online following the event, therefore any students ...
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03
March
2020
| 10:04 Europe/London
Dr Ian Scott, Senior Lecturer in the American Studies department at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures was recently an academic consultant on ‘The Californian Century’, an insightful BBC Radio 4 series telling the dramatic history of the stat...
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