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Welcome to the Department of History

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We are proud to be ranked in the top 50 in the world for History (QS World University Rankings 2020). We are 2nd in the UK for research performance (Times Higher Education's ranking of the Research Excellence Framework 2014).

We offer our students a huge choice of modules, ranging around the world and across 2,000 years. Teaching is by world-class experts in their field, reflecting their own groundbreaking research, and has an emphasis on small-group teaching.

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Postgraduate

Events

Mon
1
Mar

From Corporeal Ethics to Carnal Instincts: Sexual Desires in the Long-Eighteenth Century

Part of the 'Emotions, History and the Body' research seminar series, run by AboutFace York.

Thu
25
Mar

The Social Intellectual: Experience and Thought in the Middle Ages

This international conference explores the organic relationship between lived experience and academic/religious thought, beginning from the position that intellectual activity and social experience were closely intertwined in the medieval period.

Mon
18
Oct

Experiencing Placebo: Toward a Biocultural History of the Brain

Part of the 'Emotions, History and the Body' research seminar series, run by AboutFace York.

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Research

Gender equality

‌We hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to gender equality.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

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