Welcome to this year’s first issue of the Manchester Historian. Ata and I are really excited to take over as editors. Florence and her team last year got the paper off to an incredible start. I was so impressed when I heard that Price Waterhouse Cooper had shortlisted the paper award. So, we’ve got really strong foundations and a brilliant team this year.

If you’ve got an opinion on anything in this issue, get in touch with us. As Benedict Anderson observed newspapers help us to remember that we are all part of a wider community, in our case people studying history at Manchester. We are also keen to hear from you if you want to be a contributor.
Charlie Bush

Having worked on the paper since its inception I’m really excited to be editor of the Manchester Historian this year. It’s a wonderful achievement that students within our History department have designed, written, created and produced their very own paper and I’m keen to see it get better with every issue released.

I’m looking forward to making the paper more accessible to a wider community beyond the department and putting articles in covering a wider variety of interests. We’re always keen to hear new ideas, so please message us if you have any!
Ata Rahman