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Book review: 'From Mummers to Madness: A Social History of Popular Music in England, c.1770s to c.1970s'

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2022-05-11

Our title ‘Mummers to Madness’ has been reviewed by Dave Russell, the author of ‘Popular Music in England, 1840-1914. A Social History’ (1997, second edition). Dave has also published numerous essays and articles on the history of popular music and popular leisure.Although the ‘Madness’ in the title of this excellent new book clearly refers to the north London pop band, I could not help wondering [...]

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From Mummers to Madness: A Social History of Popular Music in England, c.1770s to c.1970s

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-09-14

This month we celebrate the release of our latest history book by Prof. David Taylor, who also authored Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies: From Mummers to Madness: A Social History of Popular Music in England, c.1770s to c.1970s. This book on popular music is aimed at a wide audience of both academics and those simply seeking to learn more about the history of popular music!This new title [...]

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New Book: The Political Economy of the Hospital in History

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2021-03-10

Our latest publication The Political Economy of the Hospital in History (Eds. Martin Gorsky, Margarita Vilar-Rodríguez and Jerònia Pons-Pons) examines the history of the hospital across different countries and times.As the healthcare sector has grown and developed so its costs have risen, with hospitals playing an essential role in healthcare and promoting economic activities and [...]

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International Women’s day 2020

Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2020-03-07

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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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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Editing an open access student research journal

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-10-17

Paul Ward is Professor of Modern British History and Head of the Department of History, English, Languages and Media at the University of Huddersfield. He is also the current Editor of Postgraduate Perspectives on the Past - our postgraduate research journal based in the History department. As part of #OAWeek we invited Paul to talk to us about his experiences of publishing [...]

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Author spotlight: how did gender expectations affect medieval England?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-04-04

History student Katie McAdam has recently published an article about her research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with her for a chat about her work and her experiences getting published. Give us a quick overview of your research area My area of research has focused on societal gender norms surrounding masculinity and kingship in medieval England. By [...]

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The Making of a University - book review

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2016-12-07

We are pleased to bring you this great review from John Hargreaves. Dr John A. Hargreaves graduated from the University of Southampton and has taught in secondary, higher and adult education in West Yorkshire. He completed his MA and PhD as a part-time student at Huddersfield where he is currently a Visiting Research Fellow in History. He gave the Annual J.H. Whitley Lecture for the University [...]

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