LINCOLN HISTORIAN GOES STATESIDE
lecturer at the University of Lincoln is flying out to the United States
on Monday to spend a year researching and teaching after being awarded a
Swan, principal lecturer in History, will be the Fulbright-Robertson Visiting
Lecturer in British History at Westminster
College, Fulton, Missouri.
provides the opportunity to carry out research and a small amount of teaching
in the United States,”
said Dr Swan,
intention is that it is very much a cultural visit and I will be giving public
lectures around the United
in the 1850s, Westminster
College is a liberal arts
institution and home to the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library.
striking feature is the 12th-century Church
of St Mary the Virgin which was built
in Aldermanbury, London, and damaged by German bombs in the
Second World War.
rebuilt on the campus of Westminster
College as a permanent
reminder of Sir Winston Churchill's visit and his ‘iron curtain’ speech which
he made in 1946 at the invitation of President Harry S Truman.
Swan has worked at the University
of Lincoln and its
predecessors since 1980. His
research interests are the social history of medicine in 19th century Britain and in recent years the history of RAF
Bomber Command in Lincolnshire.
for the University
of Lincoln, Kate Strawson
said: “It’s an extremely prestigious award programme and we’re delighted Dr
Swan has been chosen as the successful applicant. It’s a fantastic personal
achievement and will benefit the university by helping to establish relations
between the two institutions.”
Fulbright Programme promotes peace and understanding through educational
exchange. More Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes than those of any other
academic programme, including two in 2002.
For more information contact:
Kate Strawson Assistant
01522 886244 email@example.com
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