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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.
Dunelm House

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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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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