Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Monday 22nd January 2018 | Manchester, UK

Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years' War

Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years’ War

With International Women’s Day having just passed, it seems appropriate to pay homage to one of the most famous heroines in history, Joan of Arc. The Maid of Orléans, as More »

St Patrick’s Day: Why is March 17th such a big day across the globe?

St Patrick’s Day: Why is March 17th such a big day across the globe?

We’ve all heard of Saint Patrick’s Day. Every year on 17 March people all over the world celebrate this occasion and all things Irish by dressing up in green and More »

The Academy Awards: Its history and its controversy

The Academy Awards: Its history and its controversy

Whether it is Ellen’s world-breaking selfie, Leonardo DiCaprio’s agonising wait or that La La Land/Moonlight awkward moment, the Academy Awards always attracts huge global attention. Every January the nominations for More »

Abolition Of Widow Immolation In India

Abolition Of Widow Immolation In India

Sati is a Hindu funerary custom where a widow immolates herself on her husband’s funeral pyre or commits suicide in another manner shortly after her husband’s death. The now-obsolete act More »