See the Other Side of History at Lancaster University
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History Resources for Schools
Explore the resources produced by the Department of History for school historians and teachers - from podcasts to video taster talks, articles, and free online courses - and discover the historical figures, images and objects from our teaching and research that help us to see the other side of History.History Resources for Schools
Study Abroad at Lancaster
Lancaster University enjoys partnerships across the world and offers students many opportunities for global travel and study. As an undergraduate historian at Lancaster, you can choose to study in the United States, Australia, Canada, or New Zealand under the study abroad scheme, or in Europe within the Erasmus+ programme.Find out more
Studentships and Essay Prizes
Lancaster's Department of History offers a number of prizes and studentships at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level throughout the year. These currently include the Iredell MA Studentship and an undergraduate essay prize, the Merriman Prize (on the topic of International and/or Military History).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
We seek to create a welcoming environment for all of our students and staff, irrespective of background, and we are strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity. Our activities include participating in Athena SWAN (a scheme to address gender equality in Higher Education), celebrating Black History, and fostering community engagement through our historical projects.Find out more
Lancaster historian discusses history of parliament with Leader of the House of Commons
Dr Sophie Ambler, from the Department of History and CWD, is in conversation with the Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg MP in his podcast ‘Why Parliament Works’, which explores some of the less understood aspects of the UK’s parliamentary democracy and how our constitution delivers for voters.
Lancaster University and the Vindolanda Trust announce a fully-funded PhD on the subject of Hadrian’s Wall
The Department of History at Lancaster, in partnership with the Vindolanda Trust, has won funding for a Collaborative Doctoral Award from the AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership, to study religious landscapes on Hadrian’s Wall, and invites applications from potential candidates.
‘We will remember them’: Mapping the war dead
Community groups and researchers UK-wide, who gathered data on their WW1 fallen heroes, are being invited to upload their research to an interactive map entitled ‘Mapping Loss: Communities in War and Peace’, an initiative by Lancaster University's History Department, which marks the streets where service personnel and their families lived.