about us

History Matters is a shared blog from the Department of History, University of Sheffield. Written by Sheffield historians (staff, students, alumni, and friends), here you’ll find cutting-edge research, the history behind the headlines, and why we think history really matters.

The current blog editor is Laura Almagor and the assistant editor is Aaron Ackerley. If you would like to get in touch, they’d be delighted to hear from you.

The opinions expressed on this website are those of the author and do not represent the official views of the University of Sheffield or the Department of History.

Every effort is made to conform to all relevant national and international laws, including copyright. If you believe your copyright has been infringed then please contact the editor and the content will be promptly removed.

Copyright to individual posts is retained by the author. Reposting is permissible with the permission of the author provided that the original History Matters post is credited in full and linked directly.

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  1. Hello!
    Many years ago I came into possession of a large number of History Matters badges. I am doing a talk on the Sufragettes to a group of primary children next week and was wondering if you still produced them and how I would be able to obtain them.
    Many thanks
    Pauline Brennan ( former secondary history teacher)

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