Department of History
Durham is a leading British centre for the study of History, ranked as the top UK History Department by the Sunday Times in 2010, and by the Complete University Guide for 2012. Our research expertise and teaching provision extends from the early medieval to recent times, from Britain and Europe (including Russia), to America, Africa and China, and across social, cultural, gender, media, political and economic history.
One of the seven departments which make up the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and located in the historic heart of Durham, the History Department is close to the World Heritage site of Cathedral and Castle. The University has excellent libraries, with archives and book collections of international significance and which provide access to a huge range of online resources, making us a perfect choice for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.
Events at the History Department
Medieval and Early Modern Student Association Conference
Transition and Transformation in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures
Durham University, 5-6 July 2012
Keynote Speakers: Professor David Cowling, Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Durham and Professor Margaret Cormack, College of Charleston, South Carolina
The Medieval and Early Modern Student Association of Durham University is holding its annual interdisciplinary conference for postgraduates and early career researchers and seeks papers on the theme of "Transition and Transformation in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures". Attached please find the complete call for papers.
The conference will also feature a special exhibition of the Durham manuscript collection by Professor Richard Gameson, to be hosted in Durham Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For more information see here.
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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Award awarded to the Departments of History and Modern Languages with the National Media Museum in Bradford
(20 May 2013) » More about Award
Professor Michie lectures at Gresham College
(20 May 2013) » More about Gresham College Lecture
Dr Kay Schiller and the World Cup
(6 May 2013) » More about Dr Kay Schiller and the World Cup
Essays Honouring Visiting Professor Keith Wrightson
(4 May 2013) » More about Essays Honouring Visiting Professor
Blog for The Durham Grosseteste Project: Interdisciplinary Readings of Medieval Science
(19 Apr 2013)
New book: The Dimensions of Colour: Robert Grosseteste’s De colore, Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Giles E. M. Gasper, Michael Huxable, Tom C. B. McLeish, Cecilia Panti and Hannah Smithson
(19 Apr 2013) » More about new book
Professor Paul Bailey's new book: Creative Spaces: Seeking the Dynamics of Change in China
(13 Jan 2013) » More about new book
Contact Details43 North Bailey
Durham DH1 3EX
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IMRS/IMEMS Conference Series Summer 2013
- Early Modern Catholicism
- Intellectual Networks in the Long Seventeenth Century
- Producing Text and Gospel Commentary in Medieval Perspective
Three conferences in June and July will mark the launch of the University’s Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Durham exhibition of the Lindisfarne Gospels, and celebrate the rich resources of the city’s historic libraries – Cosin’s Library, the Cathedral Library, and the Library of Ushaw College.
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