MCPHH Blog Archive

We have had all sorts of contributions to the MCPHH Blog over the last few years, and they have all been archived here. If you have a wide interest in public history, and find yourself with a few hours on your hands, this is the perfect place! Enjoy the array of pieces below.

Perceptions of Madness – Sarah K. Hitchen

Eating Together in the 16th and 17th Centuries: Early Modern Commensality – Anna Fielding

Discovering William Edward Armytage Axon (1846-1913), ‘One of the Busiest Men in Manchester’ – Lucy Evans

Street Museums and Museum Streets: Researching museum history – Bill Longshaw

FutureLearn: Our role, access to knowledge and public history – Matt Crabtree, Emily Webb

Freethinkers, Chartists and Radicals; political continuity over three generations of nineteenth-century Norvicians – Dominic Barron-Carter

The People’s River: adapting community projects and uncovering hidden histories during lockdown – Charlie Booth

The British Muslim Heritage Centre, ‘ancient’-style furniture and a royal bed – Dr Peter Lindfield

The Crusade of King Conrad III of Germany: Warfare and Diplomacy in Byzantium, Anatolia and Outremer, 1146-1148 (Book Release)- Dr Jason Roche

The Emergence of Bicycling and Automobility in Britain (Book Release) – Dr Craig Horner

The Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the Italian Renaissance – Sunday Times history books of 2020 – Professor Catherine Fletcher

Richard Lysons, Were You There? Popular Music at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall – 1951-1996: Book Review – Dave Russell

British popular responses to the First World War: a different perspective – Cyril Pearce

Olive Claydon: Pioneer Doctor for Women in Manchester – Dorothy Bintley

‘A Genteel Residence’: Merchants’ Homes in Early-Nineteenth Century Manchester – Thomas McGrath

Looking for Mrs Skinner and finding Mrs Hayes: A lockdown detective story – Dr Ali Ronan

Liverpudlian Muslims in Victorian Britain: A Forgotten Past – Haseeb Khan

Manchester Histories Digifest 2020: Disabled People’s Rights and Histories: An Update – Manchester Histories Digifest Team

Fifth Pan-African Congress 75th Anniversary Celebrations, 15-18th October 2020 – Professor Ola Uduku, Dr Marie Molloy, Dr Shirin Hirsch

Forgotten Stories: Poorly Manchester and Salford Children sent to Switzerland for ‘Health Holidays’ in the 1940s – Professor Melanie Tebbutt

The Boys and the Lake District Holocaust Project – Hayley Shaw

Wellbeing and heritage research in times of closure – Amy Luck and Dr Faye Sawyer

New Online: Thomas Barritt of Manchester – Dr Peter Lindfield

New Exhibition: Russia’s Second Patriotic War in posters, photographs and postcards – Dr Catherine Danks

Football, Plans and Public History: Art of Ayresome and taking the archives to the wider world – Dr Tosh Warwick

New Generation Thinkers in conversation – Professor Catherine Fletcher and Dr Seren Griffiths

The Stone Age for School Kids: The Bryn Celli Ddu Minecraft Experience – Dr Ben Edwards

Public Archaeology in Lockdown – Dr Seren Griffiths

Life Goes On – the North West Film Archive’s Response to the COVID19 Lockdown – collection development, and access – Marion Hewitt and Nick Gladden

The Earliest History of the World – Dr Rosamund Oates

Manchester shops: reflecting on the present and the past – Professor Jon Stobart

Manchester Histories Festival goes Digi – Karen Shannon

Celebrating VE Day in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic – Dr Sam Edwards

Translating Family Stories: Europe’s Ducal Families in Focus – Dr Jonathan Spangler

Reworking Research in the Lockdown – Professor Catherine Fletcher

Luck in the Lockdown! Researching early women doctors in Manchester: Blog 1. Dr. Elsie Brown Hey b 1883. d. c. 1978 – Dr Ali Ronan

Women in Manchester’s 1960s beat scene – Lauren Jones

Leibniz University of Hannover Blog – Dr Nick Piercey

Women’s History Month – Dr Marie Molloy

Munich Air Disaster: Dennis Viollet – Vince Hunt

Women and the Vote: The Representation of the People Act 1918 – Dr Jo Smith

The Bayeux Tapestry – Dr Kathryn Hurlock


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