Welcome to the Department of History

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We are proud to be one of the finest history departments in the world, combining groundbreaking research with teaching that offers incredible chronological breadth, and geographic and thematic scope. We have more than 45 academic staff, and a vibrant community of students.

We were rated 2nd nationally for the quality of our research in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), 10th in the UK for History in the 2017 Complete University Guide, and rank in the top 50 history departments internationally according to the QS World University Rankings 2016.

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Undergraduate

News

New article: Dictatorship of the Democracy?

Posted on Friday 17 February 2017

Dr Lara Douds on the Russian Council of People's Commissars


Rádio e Televisão de Portugal

Posted on Wednesday 15 February 2017

Dr Monica Saavedra discusses Wellcome-funded Indian healthcare research


Prestigious Wellcome Trust Research Award

Posted on Friday 3 February 2017

Sri Lanka's Director of Tertiary Care joins History to explore anti-microbial resistance


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Postgraduate

Events

Wed
1
Mar

Masters taster event

Interested in MA study with us? Come and find out more!

Wed
1
Mar

General Strike and Political Imaginary in Interwar Britain

Part of our Spring research seminar series

Tue
7
Mar

Dependent Agency in the Global Health Regime

Free lecture on local African responses to donor AIDS efforts

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Research

Twitter updates