Manchester Histories Festival

Welcome to our new MA students

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Over the next few months the post graduates students will work with us to support our social media platforms, get out and about to meet our community groups who are taking part in our Hidden Histories and Hidden Historian HLF project. We will be releasing more information about our plans for the project in the New Year. The students will also be posting some blogs about their journey working with us. So watch this space.

Here is a bit about our new arrivals, and we look forward to working with them all.

Becky Brookes

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Becky is currently an MA student. focussing on Modern British and LGBT+ histories. She previously volunteered for Manchester Histories during the 2016 Festival, where she was inspired by the range of creative projects on display, and the passionate people who put it all together. Becky has a keen interest in public history as a way to empower people and communities, and firmly believers that histories and heritage have the potential to 'transform lives'. Becky is therefore very excited about working with Manchester Histories again, and looks forward to getting involved with their upcoming projects.

Joe Harrigan

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Joe is studying for a MA in History. Joe is new to the city and is looking forward to the chance to see more of the palace with Manchester Histories. Before arriving in Manchester, Joe worked in his hometown of Leicester on a variety of different voluntary and community media projects. Joe has been an advisor to people interst6ed in volunteering or setting up their own charities and has worked on the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Joe has also written a series of short historical films about Leicester, been assistant producer on several other short films for local charity magazines. Most excitingly Joe helped to deliver the Richard III re-interment5 ceremony and worked with Dave's Leicester Comedy festival in 2015. Joe is hoping that he can use all of his skills to help uncover the Hidden Histories of Manchester.

Rebekah Shaw

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Rebekah is a recent graduate of University of Manchester, having studied BA History and Sociology. Rebekah is now studying MA History. Rebekah is interested in bringing interdisciplinary approaches to cultural and social history, and wants to get more people excited about their heritage working with Manchester Histories.

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