Course & Degrees

Department Name Department of History
Institution Name Lancaster University

Departmental Information

Department Profile The Department of History at Lancaster University has long been a flourishing centre for the history of science. Currently, its expertise is in the history of the human, biological and physical sciences, as well as the history of technology and medicine, ranging chronologically from the 16th to the 20th century.
Faculty Teaching Staff Paolo Palladino; Dr Stephen Pumfrey; Dr John Welshman
Areas of Expertise Scientific Revolution; Natural Philosophy; Scientism; Technology and modernity
Special Resources The University Library holds runs of C19th scientific periodicals, and the Ruskin collection in the Ruskin Library.
Undergraduate Units Science, reason and Enlightenment; HIST274: Medicine, Life and Death, 1800 to the Present; HIST294: Nature and Culture: the Renaissance and After. Themes; HIST275: Public Health and the Re/Production of the Nation, 1800 to the Present; HIST333: Science and Society in England, 1640-1688; Health in Interwar Britain(Centre for Medical Education only); Medicine, Life and Death(Centre for Medical Education only); Tuberculosis, ‘Race’, and Medicine(Centre for Medical Education only);Taught
Postgraduate Courses MA in Historical Research (History of Modernity)
Research Degrees MPhil; PhD

Contact Details

Contact Name Dr Stephen Pumfrey; Mrs Amanda Harrison
Postal Address Department of History, Furness College, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YG
Phone +44 (0) 1524 593155
Fax +44 (0) 1524 846102
Email [email protected]