local Lincoln

Confronting collecting histories

Nigerian deity statuettes at The Collection, Lincoln. By Emma Fox, History, Level 3     Many objects that are displayed in Britain’s museums today were obtained during the colonial period. Some were purchased or gifted from colonised peoples, however some have violent and coercive collecting histories. Here in Lincoln,...

A fascinating journey from Ba to PhD

 Twenty Years of History at Lincoln by Hannah MacKenzie I completed my BA in History at the University of Lincoln in 2016 and, thanks to the generosity of the School of History and Heritage Bursary, was able to undertake an MA in Medieval Studies the following year. During my...

The Rise of Lincoln Under the Vikings

By Joe Broderick Level 3 History Undergraduate Lincoln has seen many peaks and troughs in its fortunes, yet, these have led us to the present: where Lincoln seems to be on the rise once more. Here, however, Lincoln’s fate under the Vikings will be examined, when Lincoln went from...

Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum – Transport Festival 2018

By Liam Robinson, Level 1 Conservation Undergraduate Founded in 1959, The Lincolnshire Transport Museum is an independent museum, run by volunteers from the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society.  Their collections include buses, commercial vehicles, cars, motor bikes and bicycles, as well as many examples of road transport signage and ephemera....

Lincolnshire’s Hobby Horses: A Mid-Winter Custom

By Liam Robinson, Level One Undergraduate Customs and rituals are important.  We mark days, seasons and special occasions in part to celebrate the passing of time. In rural Lincolnshire, the mid-winter holiday has been celebrated for at least three hundred years by the folk custom of Plough Jagging.  Groups...