The Manchester Historian

The Manchester Historian The University of Manchester's history departmental newspaper. Produced by students, for students.

The Manchester Historian is a newspaper written, produced, edited and distributed by students in the University of Manchester's History department.

Mission: The aim of the Manchester Historian is to make History more widely accessible to the wider community of the University and give the opportunity to History students to engage with alternative material to what is covered in their courses. We also provide opportunities for students within the History department who are interested in going into journalism, advertising, marketing, website management or publishing to gain some experience whilst at University.

10/12/2019

✨Hello everyone, just a reminder that the launch of Issue 34 ‘Protest and Revolution’ is taking place tomorrow at 3pm in Ellen Wilkinson, room A2.7
Come along to grab a copy of the magazine and to hear from some of our fantastic writers about their articles!!✨

‘A second-class citizen for his skin, and a criminal for who he loved, Rustin’s activism for black civil rights put him ...
09/11/2019
Bayard Rustin: the gay civil rights activist behind the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech that you’ve never heard of, by Pallav Roy

‘A second-class citizen for his skin, and a criminal for who he loved, Rustin’s activism for black civil rights put him in the line of fire at a time when being openly gay meant he was already a target, even within the civil rights movement.’

Check out Pallav’s article on this overlooked civil rights hero

http://manchesterhistorian.com/2019/bayard-rustin-the-gay-civil-rights-activist-behind-the-i-have-a-dream-speech-that-youve-never-heard-of-by-pallav-roy/

For decades, unrecognised for his work and deliberately forgotten, Rustin made possible many of the key cornerstones of civil rights which would otherwise have not seen the light of day

‘Hooks points out a white hegemony that exists throughout the art world and, in particular, art histories. The strong Af...
04/11/2019
Art History: Wiley, Crosby and hooks, by Hollie Douglas

‘Hooks points out a white hegemony that exists throughout the art world and, in particular, art histories. The strong Afrocentric works of Kehinde Wiley and Akuniyli Crosby often counter this, however.’

For Hollie’s full article on Afrocentric artworks click the link below

http://manchesterhistorian.com/2019/art-history-wiley-crosby-and-hooks-by-hollie-douglas/

Writing in her seminal Art on My Mind: Visual Politics, bell hooks observed that “white folks often have greater access to the work of black artists and to the critical apparatus that allows for un…

‪‘Knowing their fate today, it’s hard to imagine why any ‘Indian’ would choose to ally with the Spanish. To these native...
30/10/2019
The fall of the Aztecs: Why did some Indians ally with the Spanish during their conquest of Central America? by Amber Reid

‪‘Knowing their fate today, it’s hard to imagine why any ‘Indian’ would choose to ally with the Spanish. To these natives, however, alliance was opportunity.’‬

‪For Amber Reid’s full article on this extraordinary encounter ‬

https://manchesterhistorian.com/2019/the-fall-of-the-aztecs-why-did-some-indians-ally-with-the-spanish-during-their-conquest-of-central-america/

One-hundred years to build but only two to take down; in its day, the Aztec Empire was the most powerful force in Mesoamerica. Now, despite the advances it made, its legacy has been almost entirely…

‘Herodotus reveals and describes the process of democratic growth in Athens, and shows us how it is neither immediate no...
23/10/2019
Athens: The Democratic Revolution, by Elisa Cardamone

‘Herodotus reveals and describes the process of democratic growth in Athens, and shows us how it is neither immediate nor perfect, but rather a suffered and long path’

For Elisa’s fascinating article on what we can learn from Antiquities most famous democracy click the link below
http://manchesterhistorian.com/2019/athens-the-democratic-revolution-by-elisa-caradmone/

In today’s landscape of political uncertainty and daily protests, we might ask ourselves what the value of studying and analyzing the democratic polis of Athens is. Does it mirror our society…

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22/10/2019

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If you have experience, great, if you don't then we'll train you!

Message us today if you'd like to be involved, or email us on [email protected]

21/10/2019
The Manchester Historian

There are still a few article prompts that have not been reserved yet. If you are interested in writing for The Manchester Historian do send us a message or an email!

It is a great opportunity to practise your writing and of course to see your work get published.

If you have an idea for an article that is not on this list, please don't hesitate to send us a pitch!

We are delighted to announce the article titles for Issue 34, the first issue of the academic year! We are very excited to be working on this year's issues, and would love for you to write for us!

This issue’s special feature is on Protest and Revolution. We are hoping to publish a series of articles focusing on protest and revolution throughout history, their successes and failures, and theoretical approaches.

If you’d like to write one of the articles listed below, send us an email with a brief outline of your argument or structure, and we’ll reserve the piece for you. If you have an idea of something you’d like to write, then we’d love to print it! Send us a brief pitch/outline and a suggested word count (either 450 or 900 words) and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Suggestions for art history and book reviews are also highly encouraged!

Email us on [email protected]
Daniel and Reuben, Editors 2019-2020

///Protest and Revolution – Special Feature///-
- ‘We have been beaten and humiliated...scattered, imprisoned, disarmed and gagged. The fate of European democracy has slipped from our hands.’ Despite their ultimate failure, what did the 1848 revolutions achieve?
- Deng Xiaoping and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: a Capitalist Revolution? [RESERVED]
- The 14th July Revolution: Was the Iraqi Republic doomed from the start? [RESERVED]
- The slaves that dared to challenge imperialism: how Haiti was punished for its revolution (1791-1804) [RESERVED]
- The problem of interpreting opposition in a dictatorship: examining the low levels of resistance in Fascist Italy
- From Tiananmen Square to Hong Kong’s ‘be water’ protests: has protest against the CCP ever achieved anything? [RESERVED]
- The Ionian Revolt: authentic rebellion or Athenian proxy war? [RESERVED]
- The restorative violence of revolution: Georges Sorel and the Syndacalist movement

And a slightly longer article surveying recent history and introducing the topic:

- Does force work in suppressing revolution? A survey of recent revolutionary history

We are looking for 1500 words (ish) on this, proposing different theories about force, revolution and protest in recent history. If you have any other ideas or something to say about violence and revolution, send us an email!

///Modern Western History///
- Mary Whitehouse versus the Permissive Society: the battle over Gay News, and what it meant for 1960s Britain [RESERVED]
- How enlightened were the enlightened absolutists?
- The Oran Massacre: the Pied-Noir and Algeria
- Australia’s Great Emu War [RESERVED]
- Cowboys and Indians: The Mythology of the Wild West and its significance for US culture and identity [RESERVED]
- The Collapse of the Black Panther movement in the US
- Bayard Rustin: the gay civil rights activist behind the ‘I have a dream’ speech that you’ve never heard of [RESERVED]

///Early Modern and Medieval History///
- Anna Komnene and The Alexiad [RESERVED]
- Rollo: The First Norman
- Saint Stephen I and the conversion of Hungary [RESERVED]
- Æthelstan: the First King of England [RESERVED]
- The Kingdom of Asturias

///African, Islamic, and Arabic History///
- The Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the 1940s and its significance for Jewish and Christian theology
- Steve Biko and the impact of the Black Consciousness Movement [RESERVED]
- The Caliphate of Córdoba: the neglected history of Islamic Spain [RESERVED]
- The Mau-Mau uprising and subaltern resistance to British rule in Kenya [RESERVED]
- Black Panthers and the PLO in Boumédienne Algeria: How a newly independent Algeria welcomed resistance groups from across the globe in an act of international solidarity [RESERVED]

///Non-Western, American History///
-Tariffs, trade and the economics of power in the Incan Empire
- The fall of the Aztecs: Why did some Indians ally with the Spanish during their conquest of Central America? [RESERVED]
- Native Americans: The Original Environmentalists [RESERVED]
- Was Pontiac’s War a victory or a defeat for Native Americans?
- International pressure, progressive landowners, or subaltern revolt: Why was slavery finally abolished in Brazil? [RESERVED]

///Asian History///
- Was the Mughal Empire the first industrialised nation?
- Christianity or Nationalism: The Ideology of the Taiping Rebellion
- The Impact of the 1950 Marriage Law on Women’s Liberation in Communist China [RESERVED]
- The causes of Indonesian independence: Nationalism, Communism, Islam and the Japanese occupation
- Banh Mi and the Potato: how French rule influenced Vietnamese cuisine

///Ancient History and Pre-History///
- Peisistratus: the tyrant that overthrew democracy or the hero of the poor?
- Athens: The Democratic Revolution? [RESERVED]
- From the Empire of Carthage to the Latin Alphabet: How the Phoenicians shaped the Mediterranean and beyond [RESERVED]
- ‘The Richest Man in Rome’ and the Defeater of Spartacus: How we forgot Crassus, one of Rome’s most successful politicians and ally of Caesar and Pompei [RESERVED]

27/09/2019

We are delighted to announce the article titles for Issue 34, the first issue of the academic year! We are very excited to be working on this year's issues, and would love for you to write for us!

This issue’s special feature is on Protest and Revolution. We are hoping to publish a series of articles focusing on protest and revolution throughout history, their successes and failures, and theoretical approaches.

If you’d like to write one of the articles listed below, send us an email with a brief outline of your argument or structure, and we’ll reserve the piece for you. If you have an idea of something you’d like to write, then we’d love to print it! Send us a brief pitch/outline and a suggested word count (either 450 or 900 words) and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Suggestions for art history and book reviews are also highly encouraged!

Email us on [email protected]
Daniel and Reuben, Editors 2019-2020

///Protest and Revolution – Special Feature///-
- ‘We have been beaten and humiliated...scattered, imprisoned, disarmed and gagged. The fate of European democracy has slipped from our hands.’ Despite their ultimate failure, what did the 1848 revolutions achieve?
- Deng Xiaoping and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: a Capitalist Revolution? [RESERVED]
- The 14th July Revolution: Was the Iraqi Republic doomed from the start? [RESERVED]
- The slaves that dared to challenge imperialism: how Haiti was punished for its revolution (1791-1804) [RESERVED]
- The problem of interpreting opposition in a dictatorship: examining the low levels of resistance in Fascist Italy
- From Tiananmen Square to Hong Kong’s ‘be water’ protests: has protest against the CCP ever achieved anything? [RESERVED]
- The Ionian Revolt: authentic rebellion or Athenian proxy war? [RESERVED]
- The restorative violence of revolution: Georges Sorel and the Syndacalist movement

And a slightly longer article surveying recent history and introducing the topic:

- Does force work in suppressing revolution? A survey of recent revolutionary history

We are looking for 1500 words (ish) on this, proposing different theories about force, revolution and protest in recent history. If you have any other ideas or something to say about violence and revolution, send us an email!

///Modern Western History///
- Mary Whitehouse versus the Permissive Society: the battle over Gay News, and what it meant for 1960s Britain [RESERVED]
- How enlightened were the enlightened absolutists?
- The Oran Massacre: the Pied-Noir and Algeria
- Australia’s Great Emu War [RESERVED]
- Cowboys and Indians: The Mythology of the Wild West and its significance for US culture and identity [RESERVED]
- The Collapse of the Black Panther movement in the US
- Bayard Rustin: the gay civil rights activist behind the ‘I have a dream’ speech that you’ve never heard of [RESERVED]

///Early Modern and Medieval History///
- Anna Komnene and The Alexiad [RESERVED]
- Rollo: The First Norman
- Saint Stephen I and the conversion of Hungary [RESERVED]
- Æthelstan: the First King of England [RESERVED]
- The Kingdom of Asturias

///African, Islamic, and Arabic History///
- The Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the 1940s and its significance for Jewish and Christian theology
- Steve Biko and the impact of the Black Consciousness Movement [RESERVED]
- The Caliphate of Córdoba: the neglected history of Islamic Spain [RESERVED]
- The Mau-Mau uprising and subaltern resistance to British rule in Kenya [RESERVED]
- Black Panthers and the PLO in Boumédienne Algeria: How a newly independent Algeria welcomed resistance groups from across the globe in an act of international solidarity [RESERVED]

///Non-Western, American History///
-Tariffs, trade and the economics of power in the Incan Empire
- The fall of the Aztecs: Why did some Indians ally with the Spanish during their conquest of Central America? [RESERVED]
- Native Americans: The Original Environmentalists [RESERVED]
- Was Pontiac’s War a victory or a defeat for Native Americans?
- International pressure, progressive landowners, or subaltern revolt: Why was slavery finally abolished in Brazil? [RESERVED]

///Asian History///
- Was the Mughal Empire the first industrialised nation?
- Christianity or Nationalism: The Ideology of the Taiping Rebellion
- The Impact of the 1950 Marriage Law on Women’s Liberation in Communist China [RESERVED]
- The causes of Indonesian independence: Nationalism, Communism, Islam and the Japanese occupation
- Banh Mi and the Potato: how French rule influenced Vietnamese cuisine

///Ancient History and Pre-History///
- Peisistratus: the tyrant that overthrew democracy or the hero of the poor?
- Athens: The Democratic Revolution? [RESERVED]
- From the Empire of Carthage to the Latin Alphabet: How the Phoenicians shaped the Mediterranean and beyond [RESERVED]
- ‘The Richest Man in Rome’ and the Defeater of Spartacus: How we forgot Crassus, one of Rome’s most successful politicians and ally of Caesar and Pompei [RESERVED]

We are very pleased to announce the release of Issue 33 ‘Politics, Corruption, and Greed’! Thanks to all our contributor...
12/06/2019
Manchester Historian Issue 33

We are very pleased to announce the release of Issue 33 ‘Politics, Corruption, and Greed’! Thanks to all our contributors this year.
We’ll also finalise the team positions for next year and let successful applicants know by email.

https://issuu.com/manchesterhistorian/docs/mh_33_final_version__online_

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Manchester Historian Issue 33, Author: Manchester Historian, Name: Man...

Here is the front cover for our final issue of the year - Issue 33 ‘Politics, Corruption, and Greed’! Our release for th...
08/06/2019

Here is the front cover for our final issue of the year - Issue 33 ‘Politics, Corruption, and Greed’!

Our release for this issue is imminent, but, unfortunately, online only. In short, we’ve ran into complication after complication with this issue because we’ve had to liaise with various non-academic university staff members, and TMH was deemed “low priority”. We apologise for this, but many crucial decisions were out of our hands.

Stay tuned for more details about the imminent release of issue 33!
06/06/2019

Stay tuned for more details about the imminent release of issue 33!

14/05/2019
Application Forms 2019/20 - Google Drive

If you are interested in working for the Manchester Historian next year, we still have positions open so snap them up fast! You just have to be a student at the University of Manchester 💜
The deadline for applications is 24th May 2019 12pm, please email your application form to: [email protected]
The positions are varied so there’s sure to be something for you!
https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1-GruZNvmSaNNgry9x1EECy1hf-PX4rzZ?usp=drive_open

Happy Easter to all of our followers! We hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday in the sun!
21/04/2019

Happy Easter to all of our followers! We hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday in the sun!

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