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New collaborative doctoral partnership available in history of chocolate

Durham University and Historic Royal Palaces are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded Collaborative doctoral studentship from October 2022 under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.
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Wellcome University Award received for Disability History project

The award was granted to Dr Coreen McGuire for a five-year project entitled ‘When Categories Constrain Care: Investigating Social Categories in Health Norms through Disability History 1909-1958’

Medieval climate change project wins €2m ERC grant

This funding will enable the lead researcher, Dr Helen Foxhall Forbes, to coordinate a team to conduct ground-breaking research on how people responded to environmental and climatic change during the medieval period.
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Durham historian shortlisted for 2022 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

Dr Kevin Waite's book, 'West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire', was one of seven finalists shortlisted for the prize

Applications for the Ralph Waggett MA Studentship now open

The Ralph Waggett MA Studentship in History is available thanks to a generous donation from our alumni community. Applications are now open for 2022/23 entry!
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New monograph, 'Migrating Memories', published by Dr James Koranyi

The book deals with the experiences of Romanian Germans in the twentieth century - a subject that has hitherto been neglected in English-language scholarship
Germany, 1959. Passport control of German tourists during the Cold War on the German-Czech border.

Nazi Germany’s elite schools used British public schools as ‘model’

How Nazi Germany’s elite schools used British public schools as 'models' during the 1930s, cultivating connections with them through a series of student and staff exchanges, is revealed in a new book by a leading historian.
Napolas - Pupils and staff at the Napola in Ballenstedt prepare for a football match with a public school team from the UK, spring 1937. Photo credit: N/a

Durham Laidlaw Scholar publishes research paper

The paper, entitled 'The New Western Wall: the use of Crusades in the rationale of far-right organisations and what this reveals about the readings of its history', was written by second-year History student Stephanie Ormond
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New book by Jonathan Saha published

Dr Saha's new book, 'Colonizing Animals: Interspecies Empire in Myanmar', was published today by Cambridge University Press
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Thebes Scholarship announced

Durham History Department is pleased to announce the Thebes History Scholarship, which will first be offered to students beginning their degree in academic year 2022/23
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Prof. Clifford named finalist for Cundill History Prize

Prof. Clifford's book, 'Survivors: Children's Lives After the Holocaust', has been named a finalist in the prestigious Cundill History Prize
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'Survivors' by Rebecca Clifford longlisted for Cundill History Prize

Prof. Clifford's book, which explores the subsequent lives of child Holocaust survivors, has been longlisted for the Cundill History Prize
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