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Department of History

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Call for postgraduate applications – ESRC funding competition now open

ESRC postgraduate studentships are available as part of the NINE DTP ESRC programme, either for the MA in Social and Economic History followed by a PhD or, for students with a Master’s already, for a PhD. For further details, see or contact Dr Julie Marfany (Department of History).

(7 Nov 2017)

Popular Sovereignty and Parliament Analysed

On 3-4 November, historians from Durham and across the UK gathered at the People’s History Museum in Manchester to discuss how claims of ‘popular sovereignty’ have related to Parliament in the period circa 1660-1886. While the gathering was prompted by the 250th anniversary of the 1867 Reform Act, which expanded the right to vote to substantial numbers of working men, papers considered the broader topic of how far Parliament was expected to defer to or to represent the will of “the people”. The conference (, organised as collaboration between the History of Parliament Trust and Durham’s History Department, included a keynote lecture by Dr. Katrina Navickas (University of Hertfordshire).

(7 Nov 2017) » More about Popular Sovereignty and Parliament Analysed

New publication by the Durham State prayers project

National Prayers Vol. 2

National Prayers: Special Worship since the Reformation. Volume 2: General Fasts, Thanksgivings and Special Prayers in the British Isles, 1689–1870, edited by Philip Williamson, Alasdair Raffe, Stephen Taylor and Natalie Mears

(18 Oct 2017) » More about New publication by the Durham State prayers project

Professor Paul Bailey invited to join editorial board of prominent Chinese journal on education

Professor Paul Bailey has been invited to join the editorial board of Frontiers of Education in China, one of the first English-language journals published in China (by the Higher Education Press, Beijing, in collaboration with Brill Publishers, Leiden). The journal publishes articles on historical and contemporary education in China.

(19 May 2017)

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