Happy Holidays from everyone at the University of Manchester history department. We hope you have a a great break and see you in the new year!
Thank you everyone who made it to our annual Staff/Student Pub Quiz! We had a great turnout, filling the entire of 256, and some great competitive spirit among you all. It was great to see staff and students engaging with each other! Following on from this, we have some more socials and events we are Continue Reading
Hello everyone, and welcome to the History Society for the 2015/16 academic year! After a very busy Welcome Week and Week 1, we’ve kicked the year off with a bang and have loved seeing so many of you at our events or passing by the Welcome Week Fair stall. The History vs. English Pub Crawl Continue Reading
The ritual of sacrifice has been an integral part of hundreds of cultures throughout the centuries. Many times this would involve the sacrifice of life, being a cow, a bull, or even a human being. But over the years sacrifice has manifested itself in other forms. Most notably, is the concept of self-sacrifice; the idea Continue Reading
In 1869, Henry Morton Stanley went in search of the famous explorer, Dr. David Livingstone. Upon reaching the town of Ujiji, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Stanley encountered a white man and uttered one of the most famous sentences in the history of exploration: “Dr Livingstone I presume?” This fateful meeting captured the minds Continue Reading