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The Headrow, Leeds, 1944 (© Leeds Library and Information Service, Leeds City Council)

Students explore the WW2 history of multinational consultancy firm

Second year students from across the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities work with industry partners on live briefs as part of their ‘Applied Humanities’ module, enabling them to develop a range of practical employability skills.

17/06/20
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Front cover of 'The People's War' by Angus Calder, with a WW2 home guard warden on the front - a man with a moustache, glasses and a helmet with a W on the front

What the Second World War tells us about enlisting ‘The People’ in the fight against Covid-19

Boris Johnson’s announcement of strict measures to stem the spread of Covid-19 described the present as a ‘moment of national emergency’. 

From Apocalypse and Dystopia to Bridget Jones’s Diary – International Women’s Day and Women’s Writing

Academics from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities are involved in the Leeds Lit Fest and will be interviewing American author Diane Cook.

Aaron working with children in Bradford

Forged by Fire: Can a history project help save lives?

Leeds Beckett University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aaron Andrews, talks with passion about how events in history can help shape the people we become, and how in some cases, can even help save lives.

13/01/20
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The exhibition

Emily Hobhouse: War Without Glamour

History student Sophia Lambert talks about her involvement in a workshop focussing on the creation of an exhibition documenting the work of the early 20th century peace activist Emily Hobhouse.

21/11/19
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Leeds Cultural Conversations - Set in Stone?

For the second event in the 2019/20 Leeds Cultural Conversations series, Dr Helen Dampier and Dr Rebecca Gill reflected on the challenges they have faced in curating an exhibition on Emily Hobhouse's life and legacy in contemporary South Africa. They considered their attempts to grapple with Hobhouse's place in the racial politics of South Africa at a highly charged moment in the politics of commemoration.

Leeds Cultural Conversations - Dystopia and Women’s Writing

The first in this years Leeds Cultural Conversations series was centred around dystopia and women’s writing. Professor Susan Watkins, from the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, examined why dystopian fiction is so popular today, and provided a review of The Testaments, the eagerly awaited follow up to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale.

Inside Leeds Library

Through The Pages: 250 Years Of The Leeds Library with Ruth Robbins

In this blog post, Professor Ruth Robbins discussed with current student Georgia McEneaney one of her most recent projects: working with the Leeds Library to create a book celebrating its 250th anniversary.

15/04/19
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David Oluwale

Remembering David

History students have produced a new website about David Oluwale's life and legacy.

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