Conservation and Restoration: Out of the Attic


Join Conservation and Restoration for the final year degree show, ‘Out of The Attic’. The show will be open from 27th May – 9th June 2017, 10-4pm. Find them in the Architecture and Design Building, East side, First Floor. The show will be part of Festival of Creativity! Have a look at what’s to come over on their website:

Festival of creativity:

Prtection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict

The last History and Heritage research seminar for this academic year will take place on Wednesday 10th May. 

Professor Peter Stone (Newcastle University) will join us to talk about “The protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict”.

That cultural property is damaged and destroyed during conflict is usually accepted as a given. However, for over 2,000 years military theorists have suggested that allowing the cultural property of your enemy to be damage (or worse damaging it yourself) is poor military practice. Military forces began to take the issue seriously in the late 19th century and the protection of cultural property was seen as a serious responsibility by the Allied, and some parts of Axis, forces during the Second World War. At the end of that conflict the international community came together to produce the 1954 ‘Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict’ and it’s First Protocol.

Sadly, by the end of the 20th century little of this responsibility was acknowledged by the military, or by heritage professionals, and over the last 30 years cultural property has become a specific target in many conflicts. This presentation will discuss briefly the history of cultural property protection and then outline some of the activity since 2003 focussing on the work of the Blue Shield (the so-called “cultural equivalent” of the Red Cross) and why, if we are proactive, cultural property perhaps need not simply be an unwitting casualty of conflict.

The seminar is from 4.30pm to 6.00pm in the MHT building.


Story credit: Dr Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

You are invited to joinv Chris Wickham

You are invited to join in on Tuesday, 14th  March 2017 for the University of Lincoln’s Annual Medieval Lecture:

Professor Chris Wickham

‘The Donkey and the Boat: Rethinking Mediterranean Economic Expansion in the Eleventh Century’

5:30pm registration. 6:00pm start

Stephen Langton Lecture Theatre

Refreshments from 5.15pm

Chris Wickham is one of the most esteemed medieval historians in the world. For nearly thirty years he taught at the University of Birmingham and was from 2005 to 2016 Chichele Professor of Medieval History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College.

He has published on a wide range of topics, including legal culture, lordship, the peasantry, the Feudal Revolution, and the economy and society of early medieval Europe. He is the author of dozens of academic articles and numerous books, including, most recently, Medieval Europe (Yale University Press: 2016) and Framing the early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800, which won the Wolfson Prize (2006), the Deutscher Memorial Prize (2006) and the American Historical Association’s James Henry Breasted Prize (2006). A Fellow of the British Academy since 1998, his outstanding contribution to the study of the history of Italy was recognised by his receipt of the Serena Medal in 2014. He is also a Fellow of the Accademia dei Lincei.

If you have any questions or queries about this event please contact the Events and Conferencing Team on 01522 837100 or

Please book your place using the link below:

On the Road: Pilgrimage, Travel & Migration across Time & Space

You  are invited Monday 20th March, 6pm to attend

Exhibition Hospitality on the Road to Santiago


On the Road: 

Pilgrimage, Travel and Migration across Time and Space 

A Roundtable

 David Chiddick Building, DCB 1101

(number 18 on this map


After an introduction by Francisco Singul (Xunta de Galicia) there will be short presentations by Dr Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, Dr Sarah Longair, Dr Robert Portass, Dr Michele Vescovi and Dr Jamie Wood, followed by a Q&A session and a wine reception.

This event accompanies the exhibition Hospitality on the Road to Santiago de Compostela (see flyer attached to this message) open to the public from 14th March to 2nd April 2017, Chapter House, Lincoln Cathedral.

Please, spread the word and feel free to circulate this message amongst your contacts!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information on this event and/or the exhibition, please contact:

‘Forging the Nation? A roundtable of historians on Brexit’

Please join us for a History & Heritage event on March 15th, from 4pm to 6pm entitled ‘Forging the Nation? A roundtable of historians on Brexit’ in the MB0302, Cargill Lecture Theatre.

A number of our modernists, including a member of our PGR community, will address the following questions:

  • Does Brexit mark a point of rupture or continuity in the forging of the modern Britain state and its relationship with the wider world?
  • What is the contribution of your specific field of study to our understandings of the referendum and its outcome?

Participants will speak to a range of subjects including the history of the referendum in British politics, empire, immigration, media, trans-national radicalism, and more. Staff and students welcome.