Welcome to the Department of History at the University of York, ranked 2nd for the quality, significance and impact of our research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the most authoritative assessment of research quality in the UK. This confirms York’s reputation as one of the best history departments in the UK and the world. Ranked 8th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide subject league table for 2015, we are also one of the top departments in the world for the advanced study of History and related disciplines (QS world subject rankings 2014), combining groundbreaking research with degree programmes that offer incredible chronological breadth and geographical scope.
Please click below for more information about the degree programmes we offer, our staff, research activities and other things going on in the department.
New for 2014/2015: History with a Year Abroad (V/104)!
History with a Year Abroad is the department’s exciting new 4-year degree programme. Find out more here.
Posted on Friday 13 November 2015
Dr João Nunes (Department of Politics) and Dr Alexander Medcalf (Department of History/Centre for Global Health Histories) have succeeded in obtaining Wellcome Trust Seed Funding for their interdisciplinary project ‘Community health workers in Brazil and the global movement for universal health coverage’.
Posted on Friday 30 October 2015
We regret to announce that Professor John Bossy of the history department, died on 23 October, at the age of 82.
Posted on Friday 2 October 2015
Prof David Moon visits Lake Baikal, Siberia as part of Leverhulme International Network project