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Department hosts public conversation about Miners' Strike

Durham University recently hosted an open discussion on an important part of the North East’s history: the Miners’ Strike.
Black and white image of men in a mining village.

Durham History Department ranked 35th best in world

We’re delighted to report that the History department has moved up two places to 35th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by subject
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A history tour of jubilees

Her Majesty The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Historian Professor Philip Williamson takes a look at the changes around jubilees over the years.
Her Majesty The Queen of the United Kingdom waving

New History Now! event announced

Dr Markian Prokopovych (Associate Professor in Modern European Cultural History) will be speaking on 'Understanding Ukraine: Entanglements and Conflict in the History of East European "Bloodlands"'
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Durham historian contributes to webinar on Ukrainian national identity

The webinar, organised by the Central European University, considered the subject of Ukrainian national identity, particularly in the period since the fall of the Soviet Union
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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.
A mug of hot chocolate on a book in a tray full of autumn leaves, next to a blanket-covered chair

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