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), 14th in the UK for History in the 2018 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

York historian highlighted in article on polio eradication

Posted on Tuesday 12 September 2017

Sanjoy Bhattacharya (Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories) featured in Devex article


British Academy grant achievement

Posted on Friday 8 September 2017

Sabine Clarke wins British Academy Small Grant for project 'Insects, Empire and Britain's 'Warfare State'.


Double grant success

Posted on Tuesday 5 September 2017

Dr Henrice Altink and Dr Alexander Medcalf both awarded grants for major new research projects


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Postgraduate

Events

Wed
4
Oct

Publics and Participation in Early Modern Britain

Part of our Autumn research seminar series

Wed
18
Oct

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Research

Twitter updates