The paper, entitled 'The New Western Wall: the use of Crusades in the rationale of far-right organisations and what this reveals about the readings of its history', was written by second-year History student Stephanie Ormond
Ms Ormond is one of Durham University's Laidlaw Scholars, and has recently published her research paper, which investigates the links between the Crusades of the eleventh to fifteenth centuries, and modern far-right organisations. The paper was supervised by Prof. Giles Gasper.
Laidlaw Scholarships are awarded to students who have the potential to become future leaders, and reinvest their talents into their communities, and the world more generally. The programme covers both leadership training, and a research project