20 Digital Tools for History PhDs

By Beck Heslop Who said historians are stuck in the past? Personally, I love trying out different digital tools to help make my research process easier, more organised, and more fun. Listed below are some of the apps, extensions, and software that I and other CHSTM PhDs have found most useful. Good news: most of … Continue reading 20 Digital Tools for History PhDs


MixLab 2018: A public engagement experiment

A report by Jemma Houghton. At the beginning of July, I agreed to take part in an experiment…one to see what an artist and a researcher could produce after 4 hours locked (metaphorically) in a room together. This engagement experiment was MixLab, a collaborative project between the Public Programmes team at the University of Manchester … Continue reading MixLab 2018: A public engagement experiment

Manchester Histories Festival 2018

[Header credit: Drew Forsyth] Guest blog by CHSTM Master's students Ann Caroline Danielsen and Ellie Welch. Manchester Histories Festival’s Celebration Day took place in the Central Library and had stalls from museums, institutions, and history groups from across the North West. CHSTM had its own stall highlighting the history of medicine and the NHS at … Continue reading Manchester Histories Festival 2018

Cities and Science Summer School

School Report By Erin Beeston This summer, I escaped the drizzle of Manchester to attend a six day summer school on Cities and Science: Urban History and the History of Science in the Study of Early Modern and Modern Europe at the CEU in beautiful Budapest. Around twenty postgraduate students from a variety of disciplinary … Continue reading Cities and Science Summer School