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Welcome to the Department of History

Welcome to History at York!

Professor Laura Stewart, Head of Department.

I am proud to be Head of one of the world's outstanding History Departments: we are ranked No.9 in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022) and in the Top 50 globally (QS World University Rankings 2021). 

At York, you will encounter innovative yet supportive small-group teaching, led by experts whose work receives international awards and stimulates public debate. Our research was ranked 2nd by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for its quality and impact. Our extensive collaborations with partners in our beautiful historic city, as well as nationally and internationally, enables us to offer students and researchers at all levels many exciting opportunities to apply historical thinking in wider contexts. 

If you love History, you will love York.

Want to know more? Browse our website for our huge range of courses, covering 2000 years of history and every inhabited continent. Find out who we are and what we do on the 'Our People' page. Send us your queries by going to 'Contact Us'. Why not pay us a visit? Find out more about our Open Days by emailing or check on the University Visit pages for details.





Film Costumes and Feeling in British Cinema from the 1930s to 1950s

Dr Bethan Bide will give a talk about British film costume from the 1930s-1950s


Imagining Microplaces: From Medieval into the Present

Professor Catherine Clarke (Director of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community at the Institute of Historical 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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