Dr Erin Bell - Programme Leader
Dr Erin Bell studied History at York and has a keen interest in early modern culture. She spent six years examining history programming on UK television alongside Professor Ann Gray, a strand of research which she continues, with a current focus on the impact of political events on history programming. She has received British Academy funding for research into the earliest Quakers in Norway and their links to North-east England, and is currently interested in the representation of early modern minorities including Quakers. Erin has been a Senior Lecturer in the School of History and Heritage since 2010.Academic Staff List
Welcome to BA (Hons) History
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Dr Jamie Wood, who teaches on the course and is the School of History and Heritage Director of Teaching and Learning, has been awarded a Royal Historical Society Award for Teaching Innovation.
The student-managed History Society organises events, visits, and visiting speakers. Students will have the opportunity to join the Society during Welcome Week.
Research in the School of History and Heritage covers more than 2,000 years of history and several continents, including Byzantium, the Suffragettes, sexuality in the 20th Century in England, Latin America, medical history, and medieval Spain.
Staff maintain a high research profile, with regular attendance at key national and international conferences, and as invited speakers at a wide variety of other institutions' research seminars. Staff also present their most recent research findings at a regular seminar series.
History students are also encouraged to undertake internships, often identified by the Global Opportunities office, which are advertised on the subject site and are often overseas. There may be additional costs depending on the nature of the placement.
Students have the option of a semester abroad during the second year, in one of several institutions in the USA, Canada, and Europe, including the University of Ghent, Belgium; Palacky University, the Czech Republic; SUNY Oneonta, USA; and Wilfred Laurier University, Canada. Additional costs apply; please see the Fees tab for further information.
There is an option to undertake a work placement during the final year. Past placements have included roles in museums, heritage sites, schools, and charities. Students are encouraged to obtain placements independently, tutors will however provide support if help is required. Students are responsible for their travel, accommodation, and general living costs during an optional work placement.
"'The course helped to shape the person I am today. I grew as an historian and in the process, learned invaluable life and career skills that will assist me in the future. I made lifelong friendships with people from around the globe and I will always look at those three years at Lincoln as some of the best and most valuable years of my life."Emily Steele, BA (Hons) History graduate
History graduates may find employment in a wide range of sectors. Graduates have gone on to careers in education, government, the civil service, media, journalism, heritage, and the arts. Some go on to postgraduate study.
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