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.




Radio 4 interview Senior Lecturer

Posted on Tuesday 7 May 2019

Catriona Kennedy shed light on the destructive Gordon Riots in a Radio 4 interview.

Department of History moves into the UK top ten

Posted on Wednesday 1 May 2019

This week the Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of history. The Department is ranked 6th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2020.

Smallpox Eradication: Inclusive Histories as Meaningful Roadmaps for Global Health

Posted on Tuesday 9 April 2019

Brookings India’s next development seminar will feature Sanjoy Bhattacharya's research on smallpox eradication





Annual Aylmer Lecture

Professor Joy Porter on The American Environment: Histories of Conflict Over Energy, Water and Treatied Space



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