Participant Info

First Name
Michala
Last Name
Hulme
Affiliation
Manchester Metropolitan University
Website URL
www.michalahulme.com
Keywords
Victorian, 19th Century, Crime, Death, Edwardian, Living in the Victorian City, Manchester history, Peterloo, Genealogy, Family History
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About Me

I am a professional genealogist and social historian at Manchester Metropolitan University. I am based at the Manchester Centre for Public History & Heritage. My research interests include living and dying in Victorian Britain, with a particular focus on crime and street gangs. I have made over 70 appearances on local radio and have featured on national and regional TV programmes, such as BBC’s Heir Hunters, Who Do You Think You Are?, Channel 4’s Genealogy Roadshow, Channel 5 News, BBC News and Granada News. I have written for and has featured in several newspapers and magazines, such as the Mail, The StylistM.E.N and Who Do You Think You Are Magazine? I am also a published author with the History Press – my books focus on the ‘grim’ side of living in a Victorian city. I am also Editor of the Manchester Region History Review.

Recent Publications

A Bloody British History Manchester published by The History Press (2016)

A Grim Almanac of Manchester published by The History Press (2014)

Media Coverage
BBC1 Heir Hunters, BBC1 Who Do You Think You Are?, Channel 4’s Genealogy Roadshow, Channel 4 Great Canal Journeys, Channel 5 News, BBC News and Granada News. Michala has also made over 70 appearances on BBC Local Radio.
Country Focus
UK
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Public History, Women