Welcome to the Department of History


We are proud to be ranked in the top 100 in the world for History (QS World University Rankings 2019), ranked 7th in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and 6th in the Complete University Guide 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.





Bankruptcy in the court of Chancery, 1650-1750

Part of our Autumn Seminar Series


For Whom the Bell Tolls: national identity and violence in contemporary Brazil

The talk will present a panorama of the Brazilian contemporary scenario of violence not as the byproduct of sheer ignorance alone, but as something that can be understood as deeply rooted in the coloniality of the Brazilian historical imagination.



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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