Welcome to the Department of History

 

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We are proud to be one of the finest history departments in the world, combining groundbreaking research with teaching that offers incredible chronological breadth, and geographic and thematic scope. We have more than 45 academic staff, and a vibrant community of students.

We were rated 2nd nationally for the quality of our research in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), 10th in the UK for History in the 2017 Complete University Guide, and rank as the 51st history department internationally according to the QS World University Rankings 2017.

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Undergraduate

News

Dr Laura Stewart shortlisted for Longman-History Today book prize

Posted on Monday 22 May 2017

Her book, "Rethinking the Scottish Revolution: Covenanted Scotland, 1637-1651", has been selected as one of six finalists


York MA student awarded Wellcome Trust studentship

Posted on Friday 19 May 2017

Lu Chen has been awarded Wellcome Trust’s prestigious Medical Humanities PhD studentship for her smallpox project


Professor Simon Ditchfield to give Denys Hay lecture at the University of Edinburgh

Posted on Friday 12 May 2017

On Tuesday 6 June, Professor Ditchfield will speak on "Here time becomes space": Roma sancta in the Making of Roman Catholicism as a World Religion


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Postgraduate

Events

Fri
2
Jun

The uses of history in early modern religious controversies

International conference on the uses of history in early modern religious controversies

Tue
20
Jun

Annual Aylmer Lecture

Professor Catherine Hall on imaginative geographies of the black/white Atlantic

Fri
30
Jun

University Open Day

Thinking of a History degree? Come and meet us on 30 June or 2 July!

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Research

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