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What are the old team up to now?

We got in touch with some of last year’s Manchester Historian team and found out what post-undergraduate life has brought them… Florence Holmes, co-creator of the Manchester Historian and one of the editors from last year’s team kept on rolling after University has ended. Just nine days after completing her…

The war on history

The River Tigris was said to have turned black from the ink spilled when the Mongols demolished the Great Library of Baghdad. Dresden’s Frauenkirche, an 18th-century church famed for its outstanding architecture, was ruined by British bombs during World War Two. The Great Sphinx’s nose was knocked off by a…

Living in North Korea.

  April 2013 saw the London School of Economics under fire as BBC journalists accompanied ten students from the university on a trip to North Korea. The students claimed they had no idea that journalists were accompanying them until they landed in the far Eastern nation, and given the tight…

Chávez in the national memory

The death of Venezuela’s longstanding and out outspoken Hugo Chávez has led academics and analysts including historians, to attempt to come to terms with how far the polarising president fulfilled the manifesto of his Bolívarian Revolution. The populist agenda of his administration amassed widespread support amongst the working classes. Vehement…