An insight into History at Edge Hill

We’re based in the centre of campus in the Main Building, a prime example of 1930s architecture which has undergone extensive refurbishment to combine a traditional setting with modern facilities, including the £15m Student Hub.

The building includes lecture theatres, seminar and tutorial rooms, which are ideal for group discussions and one-to-one tuition, as well as IT resources and social learning spaces.



What’s going on in the department?

‘A Whiff of Munich’?

“I often read in applicants’ personal statements that they wish to study History to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. This is sadly, something that rarely occurs; humanity appears to have an infinite capacity to repeat its mistakes. Yet politicians and journalists frequently draw historical parallels with the past.”

Roger Spalding, Senior Lecturer
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History students run successful online international conference

Final year History students recently organised a hugely successful online international conference.

The event provided students with a fantastic career enhancing opportunity to develop essential transferable skills, including event organisation, digital skills, design, promotion, networking and debating.

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Dr Bob Nicholson’s Victorian Valentines

Reader in Digital Humanities, Bob Nicholson is fascinated by the Victorian period. In the season of love, Bob shares with us some of his favourite entries from Lonely Hearts adverts in newspapers of the 1800s.


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