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.

Medieval Studies Research Group

The Medieval Studies Research Group brings together academics, archivists, librarians, postgraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers with interdisciplinary interests both in the medieval period itself and in the later interpretation and representation of the medieval past.

The group has a strong relationship with the wider scholarly and professional community including Lincoln Cathedral Library and Archives, with whom they collaborate in both teaching and research.

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Lincoln Cathedral

Spade standing in the earth

Digging Up the Past

School pupils have been getting their hands dirty (virtually, that is) as part of series of free, fun online archaeology-themed workshops that have been running this summer.

Heritage Archives Network

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.

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Stained Glass Window

Poppy Fields

A Thousand Lost Voices Preserved

A living archive of 1,000 previously lost voices telling tales of the shared experiences, bravery, and sacrifice of those who lived through the aerial bombing campaigns in the Second World War has been digitised and preserved for future generations.

Lincoln Parliamentary Research Centre (ParliLinc)

This group brings together work on parliaments and legislatures at the University with the aim of developing the University of Lincoln as a recognised centre of excellence for research and teaching in parliamentary studies.

The group's aim is to enhance research, facilitate impact, and promote engagement with parliaments and legislatures in the UK and beyond. The group reflects a wide range of experience and expertise in parliamentary studies and associated fields, together with a variety of methodological approaches.

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UK Houses of Parliament

3D Printing Exhibition at the National Centre for Craft and Design.

Making Art Accessible to All

Professor Anne Chick, Head of the School of Design at the University of Lincoln, has led an innovative new project to explore the best ways of designing and curating exhibitions to make them more accessible to blind and partially sighted people.