Cropper in West Yorkshire

University of Huddersfield

History at the University of Huddersfield has much research expertise in nineteenth-century British history, including politics, society, economics and culture.

Its historians are interested in the Luddites from a number of perspectives: for what they tell us about the ways in which people lived but more importantly about what the Luddites have to say for themselves. We take the words they used seriously, seeking to understand what they thought was happening to them and their families, and how they thought it was possible to remain independent and take control of their livelihoods.

We offer a variety of courses that would allow students to research the Luddites. Our BA History, BA English and History and BA History and Politics all allow study of the second year module 'Nineteenth-Century Britian: Class, Gender and Nation', which explores the impact of industrialisation. There are also opportunities for independent project and dissertation work using the rich vein of primary sources in the region. We also have an MA History for advanced level study and students on the Masters course have produced a range of prize winning essays on Yorkshire History.

Our undergraduate students regularly produce exhibitions displayed at museums and galleries in the region, such as the Thrackray Medical Museum, the Colne Valley Museum and Cannon Hall.

Main Contact Details

Keith Laybourn
tel: 01484 472091

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School of Music, Humanities and Media University of Huddersfield
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