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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 2021). 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
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.

Mon
15
Nov

What's New? Continuity and Change in Abortion Stigma and Access in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Part of the 'Doing History' events series led by AboutFace York in affiliation with the Centre for Global Health Histories.

Mon
15
Nov

How we Feel: Cultural Variations on a Natural Theme

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

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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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