1989-1990: The Birth of Contemporary Europe Conference

Edge Hill History Undergraduate Conference Monday 16 March 2020 10.00 – 6.30 Faculty of Education Piazza 006 All welcome. Free including refreshments. Compulsory for students taking HIS1013, HIS1016, HIS2020, HIS2031, HIS3037, HIS3038(1968 route) or POL2001. Introduction 10.00 – 10.55 Daniel Gordon (History Programme): 1989-1990: The Birth of Contemporary Europe? Panel 1: Eastern and Central Europe: […]

Student explores the world of Victorian ‘Vinegar Valentines’

Vinegar valentine cartoon showing a woman tipping water over a suitor

Second Year History student Grace Marks has curated a display on Victorian ‘vinegar valentines’ as part of her history community project module. The display will be featured at the Atkinson in Southport as part of the ‘We Are Not Amused’ exhibition on nineteenth-century humour. ‘We Are Not Amused’ is curated by researchers in Edge Hill’s […]

Exhibition on Victorian laughter launches as part of major humanities festival

Victorian man laughing against a background of nineteenth-century newspaper text

Researchers from Edge Hill University are revealing the forgotten history of Victorian laughter as part of the UK’s only nationwide humanities festival. We Are Not Amused at The Atkinson in Southport explores what it took to make a Victorian laugh, from bad puns and nonsense poems to the first stars of stand-up comedy. Curated by Edge Hill’s Dr […]

Launch of Campus France UK

Dr Daniel Gordon, History Erasmus and Study Abroad Tutor On 10 May 2019 I was invited to the French Ambassador’s Residence in London to a reception to mark the launch of Campus France UK. This information office is a branch of the French government agency promoting opportunities in France for foreign students and researchers, as […]

History Students Head to the Archives

On Friday 29 March, second year History students went on a research trip to the Lancashire Record Office and then on to the Harris Museum and Gallery in Preston.

Fear and wonder around Victorian science explored in family-friendly exhibition

Curator handles surgical objects in display case

An interactive exhibition exploring the wonder and fear of 19th Century medical science in a family-friendly way is being displayed at The Atkinson in Southport from Saturday (9th February). Dr Jekyll’s Study: Science and Medicine in the 19th Century is set in a Victorian doctor’s study, complete with real surgical instruments and medical equipment from the period, […]

Postgraduate Research Conference

5th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference Department of English, History and Creative Writing Tuesday 2 April 2019 This event is designed to celebrate the significant contribution that our postgraduates, from MA/MRes to PhD, make not only to the Department of English, History and Creative Writing but to Edge Hill University. This is an opportunity for our […]

Rated researcher

Rated researcher

Patrick developed independent research skills, perfected through his degree courses at Edge Hill, that led to employment as a Ratings Researcher prior to graduating from his MA in History and Culture.

Making history

Karen Van Ecker

Like many History students, Karen Van Eker came to university aspiring to become a History teacher and, after graduating with excellent grades, won a highly sought after place on Edge Hill’s PGCE programme.