School of History and Heritage

Welcome to the School of History and Heritage

At the School of History and Heritage, we offer you the chance to study the past and to appreciate its impact on the present. 

The School offers strong subject groupings in History, Conservation, Art History, Classical Studies, Philosophy and American Studies. We believe that a common investment in studying the world across time and space allows a vibrant intellectual community to thrive. As you progress through your degree, you will be part of our School and a valued member of the active, internationally aware and ambitious population that makes up our University community.   

The School of History and Heritage has a rich complement of research active academics across all its subject areas. Whether your subject involves studies of the past and its heritage, or contemporary thinking and culture, our staff are dedicated both to their academic discipline and to helping you make the very best of your time studying with us. Whether you go straight into employment or decide to take on further study at the end of your degree, you will have had the opportunity to form an articulate, informed and evidence-based perspective on the world in which we live and work.  All undergraduate students may choose to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe or North America, or to take on a work placement, internship or volunteer position.   

Conservation students are introduced to objects and methods from the start of their programme, providing the opportunity to acquire a range of practical skills and a theoretical framework that allows them to undertake high-level work aligned to individual research interests.

Our Philosophy course is designed to enable you to form your own views on questions that are intrinsically compelling to all thoughtful people. Philosophy at Lincoln provides a thorough grounding in all the major branches of Philosophy. In addition, students will have the chance to consider philosophical questions from non-Western perspectives. 

With its magnificent cathedral, a medieval castle, the new International Bomber Command Centre and an original 1215 Magna Carta, Lincoln is a fantastic city in which to study history and heritage. Students may enjoy an excellent range of resources and facilities to inspire their research and further their study. Lincoln’s archaeological museum, The Collection, houses artefacts from the county’s fascinating history dating back to the Stone Age. On campus, the Media Archive for Central England (MACE) houses more than 2,000 films and moving images to offer an insight into 20th Century life in Britain.  

Dr Kate Hill

Head of School