Summer research success at Powderham Castle
Three history students spent three weeks working alongside students from the University of Pennsylvania. They made some amazing finds in the archives and helped to organise a series of successful talks and lectures in the castle.
Plymouth history students undertake summer research at Britannia Royal Naval College
During their first year at the University, as part of our Plymouth Plus module, our first year students used the archives and library at Britannia Royal Naval College to carry out research.
Cornerstone at Powderham Castle
The history department at Plymouth is currently engaged on a two-year project at Powderham Castle, Devon, in partnership with the Historic Preservation program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Launch of Cornerstone Heritage
In April 2017, Professors James Daybell and Daniel Maudlin from the history team launched Cornerstone Heritage – the University's interdisciplinary research group in cultural heritage, looking at how we live with, use and understand the past through things, spaces, traditions and memory.
New book by Dr Jameson Tucker
Dr Jameson Tucker's new book The Construction of Reformed Identity in Jean Crespin's Livre des Martyrs adds greatly to our knowledge of early modern France.
Histories of the unexpected podcast
Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis (TV Historian and Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth) launched an exciting new podcast series that explores histories of the unexpected.
Plymouth history student Leah Mason wins Maritime History dissertation prize.
Third year history student Leah Mason won the British Commission for Maritime History final year dissertation prize in 2016 for her thesis entitled 'The Turks are upon our coasts: The effects of 17th Century Barbary piracy in Devon and Cornwall'
Find out more on The British Commission for Maritime History website.
New book by Dr Harry Bennett
Dr Harry Bennett's work on The Royal Navy in the Age of Austerity 1919-22 is a major new study on the navy in the aftermath of World War 1.
First year field trip to London visiting a series of important history and heritage sites
Students visited the Tower of London, Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate Britain. They had a chance to get behind the scenes of history with a guided walking tour of Soho and a tour of the National Maritime museum at Greenwich.
Roosevelt Institute Scholarships
Each year 10-12 third year history students win scholarships to visit the Roosevelt Institute to undertake dissertation research. with its massive resources on American history, we are the only UK institution which sends our undergraduates to study here.
New book by Professor James Daybell
Professor James Daybell edited a ground-breaking collection of essays on the importance of letters in early modern society entitled Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain.
The Devon History Society winner of the best dissertation 2015
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