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.
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.
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.