School of History, Classics and Archaeology

News Items

Celebrating Research Scholarships and Expeditions 2015

The University’s highly successful annual Celebrating Student Research Scholarships and Expeditions presentation evening was held on Wednesday 18th November. Students from across the university presented 120 posters, with strong representation from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.


Students presenting their research from areas within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology included:

  • Kate Bethan Smith, BA Combined Honours (History with Spanish) – ‘University Expedition 2015: The recent revival of Welsh culture in the Chubut valley, Patagonia’.
  • Lily Beaven, BA (Hons) Combined Honours (History with Chinese) – ‘Women in India: The Other Half. A study of women’s organisations: from colonial to contemporary, the struggle continues’.
  • Rachel Patricia Clarke, BA (Hons) Archaeology – ‘Leper Hospitals of the medieval North East: A focus on St Leonard’s hospital of Tynemouth and other sites in the region’.
  • Kimberley Colman, BA (Hons) Archaeology – ‘An interdisciplinary survey of Marsden Lime Kilns’. Kimberley was the judges’ choice of overall winner for best poster which is an excellent achievement in a very strong competition.  
  • Gabrielle Dunbar, BA (Hons) History and Archaeology – ‘Pierced bodies: 18th century runaway slave advertisements and the appearance of Africans carried in to slavery’.
  • Andrew James Evans, BA (Hons) Politics and History – ‘The Weimar Question: British views during the post-war planning on the reasons of the failure of German democracy’.
  • Anna Garrard, BA (Hons) History and Archaeology – ‘Living Contraband: The Transition of Racial Attitudes After the American Civil War’.
  • Flora McDougall, BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology – ‘Investigating the ancient urban planning of modern Istanbul’.
  • Haley Neal, BA (Hons) Archaeology – ‘Understanding the Archaeological and Historical Landscape of Lufton, near Yeovil, Somerset’.
  • Emily Needle, BA (Hons) History – ‘From Rags Through Race to Ragtime: The Jenkins Orphanage Band and American Audience Response to Jazz in Turn of the Century Charleston’.
  • Rosie Setford, BA (Hons) History and Archaeology, ‘Fallen university comrades: the men from Northumberland Fusiliers on the Armstrong War Memorial’.

published on: 20 November 2015