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Major new research grant

Posted on 22 March 2016

Professor Mark Ormrod wins major grant from Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)

Professor Mark Ormrod (History), has won a major new grant from Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) for a project celled 'CITIGEN: Identity, Citizenship and Nationhood in the Postā€Genome Era'.‌

The three-year project, involving Professor Matthew Collins (Archaeology) and a group of distinguished scientists and social scientists from the University of Copenhagen, the University of Iceland, and Trinity College, Dublin, will explore the ways in which the humanities disciplines can approach the findings and implications of modern genomic research and contribute to debates about ancestry, migration, identity and rights in contemporary Europe.

Drawing on unique data compiled in his earlier successful project, England's Immigrants, 1330-1550, Prof Ormrod's work will focus on immigration and identity in the later Middle Ages.