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
Dr Schiller wins Aberdare History Prize
(15 September 2011)
The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany by Kay Schiller and Christopher Young has received the Aberdare History Prize from the British Society of Sports History.
The committee was unanimous in concluding that it was the stand-out book this year. It is comprehensive, scholarly, meticulously researched and makes a serious contribution to the history of the Olympic movement. The coverage of Olympic politics and of sport and its part in Cold War cultural relations is very thorough. At the same time it makes a powerful contribution to our understanding of post-war Germany. It will stand as the definitive academic work on the 1972 Games for many years.
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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