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See the Other Side of History at Lancaster University
For student satisfaction, NSS 2018
In the UK for History, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
3rd in the UK for graduate prospects, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
Studentships and Essay Prizes
Lancaster's History Department is offering two fully funded PhD studentships: 'The Cold War in Global Perspectives', and 'Soirees, science, arts and museums: region and metropolis,1850-1924' in conjunction with the Royal Society. In addition, we have two essay prizes, open to current undergraduates at any 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 £250Find 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
Archive of visionary thinker secured for the nation
Lancaster University and the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) are delighted to announce the purchase of the Whitehouse Ruskin Collection. This purchase has secured for the nation an unparalleled collection of the paintings and drawings, books and manuscripts, photographs and daguerreotypes of John Ruskin (1819–1900), the epoch-defining critic, artist, environmentalist and social thinker.
Heritage, the Metro and the Infraworld of Delhi
Deborah Sutton has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant to begin work on a project about the archaeology of the Delhi Metro. ‘Heritage, the Metro and the Infraworld of Delhi’ will explore the transformation of Delhi's diverse and extraordinary cultural heritage by the construction of the metro system, both above and below the ground.