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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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Durham Historian Co-Hosts BBC Radio 3 Podcast on Climate Change

Dr Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough co-hosted the episode, which investigated the role of arts and humanities subjects in contributing to efforts to prevent climate change
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Research Assistant - Recruiting

We are pleased to announce that we are current recruiting a PhD student to assist in a research project on petitions to the House of Commons (1829-31) being run by Prof Richard Huzzey and Dr Henry Miller
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Departmental Anti-Racism Statement and Updated Diversity Webpages

Our Departmental anti-racism statement is being re-released to coincide with a major update to our diversity webpages
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Durham Historians Published in BBC History Magazines

The two articles, by Dr Eleanor Barraclough and Dr Souvik Naha respectively, relate to the Visigothic princess Brunhilda and the role of imperialism in cricket
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Launching our New Student-Facing Twitter Account

We are pleased to announce our new departmental Twitter account for students, which will share information, events, and departmental news

Summer Website Assistant - Now Recruiting

We are pleased to announce that the History Department is looking to recruit a PGR student to develop and enhance the research content on our new webpages over the summer
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Monograph by Durham historian shortlisted for RHS Gladstone Book Prize

Dr Tom Stammers' monograph on the culture of collecting in nineteenth century France has been named in the shortlist for the Royal Historical Society's Gladstone Book Prize
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Decolonising the Curriculum Internship - Now Recruiting

We are pleased to announce that the History Department is now recruiting for a new 'Decolonising the Curriculum' internship

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
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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
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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
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