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 2018) and ranked 7th in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). 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.




Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana, 1957-2057

Posted on Monday 21 January 2019

A workshop marks the beginning of a 6-month collaborative project with the University of Ghana on small-scale gold mining

Galamsey in Ghana

Posted on Monday 17 December 2018

Henrice Altink has been awarded a grant for a multidisciplinary project on gold mining in Ghana.

Blood and Radical Politics

Posted on Friday 30 November 2018

A Department of History academic was one of the organisers of a workshop on the links between blood and radical politics held at the queer cooperative club Wharf Chamber in Leeds on Tuesday 27 November.





Global Health Histories Seminar 116: Antimicrobial Resistance

This seminar explores the global challenges presented by antimicrobial resistance



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