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Our research department

Noted for depth, breadth and innovation, our research department that spans the ages and the globe. From economy and the environment to gender and the history of violence, we have particular strength in researching culture and society and the power of ideas and beliefs.

72% of our research is judged as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent (REF, 2014).

Our researchers

We have more than 30 research active staff and over 100 PhD students, making us one of the strongest History departments in the UK for research.

Our academics publish scholarly books and edit and contribute to learned journals and historical broadcasts on tv and radio, worldwide.


Our centres and projects

Our collaborative approach drives ground-breaking research and welcomes student involvement.

Our seminars and lectures

We run a programme of open seminars throughout the year, where we discuss and share our research with a wider audience.

These take place in McCrea 219 from 17.30 - 19.00 on Tuesdays, unless otherwise stated.

Podcasts of past seminars are available through Backdoor Broadcasting


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