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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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Durham historians to give RHS lectures

Professor Ludmilla Jordanova and Dr Jonathan Saha are to give RHS Lectures this autumn
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New article by Dr Tom Hamilton

Dr Tom Hamilton has published a new article with The Historical Journal, entitled 'A sodomy scandal on the eve of the French Wars of Religion'
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New article by Durham historian on slavery in California

Dr Kevin Waite has written for The Conversation on how slaves were transported to California and the American West, despite slavery being illegal in those regions

Recent graduate awarded NINE DTP Fellowship

Congratulations to recent graduate, Dr Adrian Browne, on his NINE DTP postdoctoral fellowship award
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Durham historian wins Gladstone Prize 2021

Dr Tom Stammers has been awarded the RHS's Gladstone Prize 2021 for his book on the culture of collecting in post-revolutionary Paris
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Recent Durham graduate features in History Hack podcast

Dr Ciara Stewart spoke to the History Hack podcast about her work on female political engagement in nineteenth-century Ireland

Dunelm House

Update on Dunelm House, now Grade II listed thanks to the efforts of Adrian Green and others.
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2020/21 Undergraduate Academic Prizewinners Announced

The Department is pleased to announce the winners of our undergraduate academic prizes for this year, including the winners of our new prize for the best dissertation on BAME history
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Department Alumni Magazine Published

The latest edition of Symeon focuses on the theme of recovery, as society starts to reopen following the Covid-19 pandemic, with articles ranging from the recovery of earwax to Brexit and the myths of the Second World War
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History Colleague wins DSU Annual Award for Student Support

On 17 June, Abby Shovlin's outstanding contribution to student support in History was recognised by Durham Students' Union, as she was announced as the joint winner of this year's 'Student Support' category at the Annual Students' Union Awards 2021.
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