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New Publication: Power in the Land

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2020-09-22

Power in the Land, the Ramsdens and their Huddersfield Estate, 1542-1920This new collection of essays focuses on aspects of the relationship between the Ramsdens and Huddersfield town whilst throwing new light on the circumstances surrounding the sale of the Ramsden estate. Edited by Edward Royle, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of York and resulting from an initiative by [...]

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International Women’s day 2020

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2020-03-08

You may know that this Sunday (8th of March) is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is: “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. The purpose of this day, as described by UN Women, is to: Challenge gender normsEmpower each otherCelebrate diversityBreak stereotypesReject the binaryMobilize, andTake action. In the past, we have written about Henrietta Schwann, a name that [...]

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Family History Month

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-10-01

October is Family History Month, and here at the University of Huddersfield Press we are proud to be part of the thriving local history scene in Huddersfield. We have a great collection of history-based research for you to indulge in, and to perhaps learn something new this Family History Month. Margaret Stansfield’s ‘Huddersfield’s Roll of Honour 1914-1922’ , serves as a detailed account [...]

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The Invisible Woman: How Henrietta Schwann helped shape the history of female working class education

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2019-08-05

The old saying, ‘women should be seen, not heard’, seems archaic in today’s society. And yet the silencing of women’s voices and opinions is something we see in today’s world on a regular basis. Decisions made by politicians about women’s rights over their own bodies, and the escalating levels of abuse prominent female figures face online, are both proof that there are still those who work to [...]

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