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Department of History


SU You’re Valued Award

Dr Stella Moss, Dr Rob Priest and Professor Jonathan Harris all receive SU You’re Valued Awards!


Until Death do us Part

Virtual conference on the theme of historical perspectives on the impact death and dying had on those left behind


Applications open for Brian Harris Scholarship and Awards

A full scholarship and two £10,000 awards to support UK students from lower-income backgrounds to study a Masters degree in History.

Hello, and welcome to the History department.

Could there be a more important time to be a historian?

The past is alive, dynamic, controversial and hugely relevant in today’s world. It is about justice and injustice, innovation and continuity, freedom and repression. It is about race and religion, ideas and beliefs, about travel, exploration and discovery, about medicine, sex and death, about architecture and art, literature and music. To be a historian is to be insatiably curious and ready to question, to challenge and to learn. It is these qualities which define our community.

The History department at Royal Holloway has an international reputation for teaching, research and public engagement. We are passionate about our work but equally committed to the well-being of all members of the department.

For more information about us or to request a visit do email me Prof Anna Whitelock, Head of Department.