Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 | Manchester, UK

European Monarchs: One Big Family?

European Monarchs: One Big Family?

In 1914, on the eve of the First World War, Europe was tense as the thought of the coming conflict occupied everyone’s minds, a conflict that to some appeared more More »

South African apartheid

South African apartheid

Xan Atkins gives a potted history of the political events and key figures leading up to and during the system of racial segregation in South Africa between 1948 and 1994.

The Mayans

The Mayans

Sophie Brownlee investigates the extensive period of the Mayan civilisation in Central America which lasted from 2600 BC to the end of the seventeenth century.

The South American slave trade

The South American slave trade

Kate Ayling writes a potted history of the South American slave trade, often overlooked in favour of the more prominent trade in North America.

To endure the unendurable and bear the unbearable

To endure the unendurable and bear the unbearable

Jo Perdicchia, guest blogger and University of Cardiff graduate, details the impressive life of Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese soldier to surrender years after the Second World War.