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 as the 51st history department internationally according to the QS World University Rankings 2017.

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Undergraduate

News

Dr Laura Stewart shortlisted for Longman-History Today book prize

Posted on Monday 22 May 2017

"Rethinking the Scottish Revolution: Covenanted Scotland, 1637-1651" one of six finalists


Wellcome Trust studentship for York MA student

Posted on Friday 19 May 2017

Lu Chen awarded prestigious Medical Humanities PhD studentship for smallpox project


Professor Simon Ditchfield to give Denys Hay lecture at University of Edinburgh

Posted on Friday 12 May 2017

Professor Ditchfield will speak on "Here time becomes space": Roma sancta in the Making of Roman Catholicism as a World Religion" on 6 June


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Postgraduate

Events

Fri
2
Jun

The uses of history in early modern religious controversies

International conference on the uses of history in early modern religious controversies

Fri
9
Jun

A Date With History: Did You Say Europe?

York Festival of Ideas event bringing together leading French and British historians

Tue
20
Jun

Annual Aylmer Lecture

Professor Catherine Hall on imaginative geographies of the black/white Atlantic

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Research

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