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New article on race in America by Dr Kevin Waite

Dr Kevin Waite (Assistant Professor of History) has written a new article for National Geographic on 'one of the largest mass lynchings' in US history
Violence web version

The History Department invites Expressions of Interest for the Newton International Fellowship Competition 2021

The History department is supporting applications to the 2021 British Academy Newton International Fellowships competition
History Department Building

Still time to apply for the Ralph Waggett MA Studentship

There's still time to apply for the Ralph Waggett MA Studentship in History, with the deadline of 4 June 2021
Three female students walking in corridor in University College

New publication edited by two Honorary Fellows (Margaret Harvey and Lynda Rollason)

New publication by two History Honorary Fellows, Margaret Harvey and Lynda Rollason
The Rites of Durham, William Claxton

New publication by Dr Markian Prokopovych

New publication by Dr Markian Prokopovych
Publication Book Cover Museum Age in Austria-Hungary

Ralph Waggett MA Studentship in History

The Department of History is pleased to announce the Ralph Waggett MA Studentship as an addition to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities’ postgraduate bursaries and scholarships for 2021-22.
Three female students walking in corridor in University College

New blog post by Joe Mulhern (Honorary Fellow)

New blog post written by Joe Mulhern (Honorary Fellow, Durham University History Department)
Pieter Godfred Bertichen’s depiction of Chácara Russel, another British-owned estate in Rio de Janeiro (public domain)

New short article for Leverhulme Trust

Giles Gasper and Nader El-Bizri's research programme will transcend traditional boundaries of scholarship in the humanities by deepening the interconnections with the exact sciences and the arts, while considering their intercultural adaptive transmissions through the history of ideas
Engraving from the title page of Opticae Thesaurus, a latin edition of Ibn al-Haytham's Book of Optics. Among other things it shows how Archimedes allegedly set Roman ships on fire with parabolic mirrors during the Siege of Syracuse.

New Publication

New Publication by Professor Philip Williamson and Dr Natalie Mears.
A close up shot of an open historic text

Durham Historians in Past and Present

Two articles by Durham historians have just been published in Past and Present.
Black and white exterior of the Department of History