Welcome to the Department of History


We are proud to be a World Top 100 department. We are rated 2nd in the UK for the quality of our research (REF), and are 5th in the Russell Group for positive destinations (Times Graduate Destinations Indicator, 2016 graduates). 

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.




Times Good University Guide 2019

Posted on Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Department of History has placed 7th in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

New book on Caribbean development by York historian

Posted on Friday 14 September 2018

Dr Sabine Clarke, senior lecturer in modern history, has published the first account of Britain's plans for industrial development in its Caribbean colonies.

Linking California and Imperial Britain

Posted on Monday 10 September 2018

York historian will examine the complex relationship between the British Empire and the American Pacific Coast.





Global Health Histories Seminar 111 - Zika

Join us in the Berrick Saul Building for the return of the popular Global Health Histories series



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