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A New Start!

The start of the new academic year is here! Today we welcome back returning students embarking on their final year, those beginning their second year, and let’s not forget our part-time students who are at various stages of […]

  Anna French 21 September 2015  

American Racism & the Confederate Flag

Following the tragic events in Charleston, South Carolina, it is difficult to disagree with President Obama’s moving and powerful obituary at the funeral for one of the victims, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, that it was time to take […]

  American 1 July 2015  

The ‘Rebellious’ Life of Mrs Rosa Parks

Doing history is often a process of digging beneath the surface, of uncovering stories, people and events that have been hidden from view to give a better understanding of the past. It also often involves challenging simplistic interpretations […]

  American 30 January 2015  

Putting Natives back into American History

In the United States, November has officially been Native American Heritage Month for nearly a quarter of a century. However, beyond the borders of the US this commemmoration struggles to generate the attention of its predecessor, Black History Month. […]

  American 10 November 2014  

Performing Public History

What is it to ‘do’ public history? This is a question our students are asked to address in a number of different modules and which I was forced to ask myself as a result of attending a couple […]

  American 9 October 2014  

VIDEO: 50 Years Since the Civil Rights Act

Following on from their attendance at the British Library and Eccles Centre event commemorating 50 years since the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, which you can read about here, Prof. Neil Wynn and Dr Christian […]

  American 9 July 2014  

Independence Day & The Civil Rights Act of 1964

On 7th July Dr. Christian O’Connell and Professor Neil Wynn took part in a symposium at the Eccles Centre at the British Museum on “The Civil Rights Act 50 Years On” followed by a lecture by Professor William P. […]

  American 8 July 2014  

Music & History

Teaching and research using Popular Music with Dr Christian O’Connell: we talk about the blues, Civil Rights and more…

  Christian O'Connell 23 June 2014  

VIDEO: Professor Neil Wynn on American Literature

Further to Neil’s posts last week, in this video Dr Christian O’Connell talks to him about American literature, the GCSE syllabus, and why students should read as widely as possible.

  American 3 June 2014  

The Impact of Race on Music – Race in the Americas Seminar, University of Sunderland, May 9th 2014

On Friday 9th May I attended this seminar to present a paper on Paul Oliver’s Conversation with the Blues (1965), and the role of oral history and photography in developing the iconography of the blues during the 1960s […]

  Christian O'Connell 14 May 2014