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 2019) 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.




Co-director Announcement

Posted on Tuesday 9 July 2019

Dr João Nunes appointed co-director of the Centre for Global Health Histories. The WHO has also appointed João the Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories

Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana

Posted on Wednesday 3 July 2019

On 20-21 June, Professor Henrice Altink hosted a workshop to discuss the preliminary findings of a project on small-scale gold mining in Ghana.

Academic publishes article in the Journal of World History

Posted on Tuesday 25 June 2019

Dr Gerard McCann has contributed an article to a special edition of the Journal of World History





Global Health Histories Seminar: Mental Health

This seminars brings together the thoughts of a diverse range of panelists to discuss this issue.



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