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The Holocaust: An Unfinished History

A new Publication from one of our History Academics, Professor Dan Stone.



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Clive Burgess

Clive Burgess, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at Royal Holloway, died unexpectedly in August at his home in St Andrews.

Hello, and welcome to the History department.

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

The study of History ensures that the past remains alive, dynamic, controversial, and ever relevant. It is the study of justice and injustice, innovation and continuity, freedom and oppression, race and religion, ideas and ideologies, exploration and discovery, health and illness, sex and death, architecture and art, literature and music.

To be a historian is to be curious and imaginative: ready to question, to challenge and to learn. It is these qualities which define the History department at Royal Holloway. Comprising a dynamic community of scholars, the department has an international reputation for its research and teaching and commitment to public engagement. We are passionate about our work and committed to the wellbeing of our students.

For more information about the department or to arrange a visit, please do get in touch with me, Prof Daniel Beer, Head of the History Department.