History Research

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History research at the Department for Continuing Education 

The Department for Continuing Education has a long tradition of teaching and research in historical subjects. Research in the Department is currently focussed on the following areas: 

  • Late medieval Britain
  • Social and economic history in Britain from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century 
  • The history of religion in Britain from the eighteenth to the twentieth century
  • The history of decoration in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • The history of the British in India and the British Empire
  • Modern British and European history
  • The historic environment
  • Local history

Research highlights, past and present:​

 

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Prices from the Durham Obedientiary Accounts, 1368 – 1460

A study of commodity prices in the account rolls of Durham Cathedral Priory and its dependent cells in the period 1368 - 1460.

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Through an artist’s eye: Felicia Browne and the Spanish Civil War

Professor Buchanan helps to contextualise the work of Felicia Browne.

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Penelope's weaving and les années noires

Women entrepreneurs and the Aubusson tapestry rennaisance

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Lord Herbert of Cherbury

Lord Herbert was a complex, highly accomplished and much travelled Anglo-Welsh nobleman.

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Ora pro nobis

The medieval cult of the Virgin


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