Lincoln is one of the great medieval cities of Europe, and enjoys world-class heritage attractions in the form of its cathedral, castle, and International Bomber Command Centre. Working with these exceptional local resources and partners worldwide, University of Lincoln researchers are deeply engaged in the study, conservation, and interpretation of history and heritage, and in understanding how heritage can contribute to individual and community wellbeing.
Areas of particular expertise include digital heritage and archives; museum guides and accessible design for exhibitions and galleries; conservation of historic objects; and medieval studies.
The Medieval Studies Research Centre brings together academics with interdisciplinary interests both in the medieval period itself and in the later interpretation and representation of the medieval past.
Researchers have a strong relationship with the wider scholarly and professional community including Lincoln Cathedral archives with who they collaborate in both teaching and research.
The Heritage and Archives Network at the University of Lincoln is a forum for those teaching, researching, or working in archives and the heritage sector more broadly. The network shares information, debates contemporary issues, and explores answers to big questions.
By working collaboratively, the network aims to amplify the impact of archive and heritage-related projects, promote the development of archival collections within the University and beyond, and raise their profile for research and teaching.