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See the Other Side of History at Lancaster University
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In the UK for History, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
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Studentships and Essay Prizes
Lancaster's History Department is offering a fully funded PhD studentship on the topic of 'The Cold War in Global Perspectives', as well as two undergraduate essay prizes, open to current undergraduates at any UK or overseas university: the Lancaster Prize in Digital Humanities and the Merriman Prize (on the topic of International and/or Military History). Both prizes are offered with an award of £250.Find out more
The city of Lancaster and its surrounds are steeped in history. Explore the top historic sites to visit as recommended by members of the History Department, from Bronze Age stone circles to gothic churches, from Norman castles to Civil War fortresses, and from the mills of the Industrial Revolution to marvels of Art Deco architectureFind out more
From the Gallows to the Holy Land: Medieval Pilgrimage on BBC Radio 3
This week, Lancaster History's Dr Sophie Ambler took part in an episode of BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking, the station's flagship arts and ideas programme. The episode, made in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, explores new research on medieval pilgrimage.
Geomapping the Partition History of Delhi
Lancaster's History Department is producing India’s first cultural heritage app. SHARC Dilli will be the principal outcome of the Digital Heritage in India network, led by Dr Deborah Sutton, Senior Lecturer in Modern South Asian History. The network is funded by the AHRC.
John Murray’s 'Handbook for Travellers in Syria and Palestine'
Chris Donaldson, Lecturer in Cultural History, writes 'I have a soft-spot for old guidebooks, particularly Victorian ones. So, when given the chance to spend a weekend in Jordan last month, I made a point of packing a copy of John Murray’s Handbook for Travellers in Syria and Palestine (pub. 1858).'