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) and ranked 7th in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). 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.




Disaster risk and resilience in the Caribbean

Posted on Monday 4 March 2019

York historian presents findings on disaster risk and resilience in the Caribbean

York historian discusses pre-Islamic poet on radio

Posted on Friday 1 March 2019

Dr Harry Munt on BBC radio 4 discussing the life, works, context and legacy of Antarah ibn Shaddad.

Department of History maintains its place in the world top 100

Posted on Wednesday 27 February 2019

History maintains place in the world top 100 in the QS by subject rankings





GHH 121: The Creation & Expansion of the Worldwide Smallpox Eradication Programme

A special addition to the GHH calendar, this seminar will explore smallpox control programmes in a variety of national contexts


Global Health Histories Seminar 122: Communities for Health in Africa

This GHH seminar focuses on case studies from Zimbabwe and Malawi



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