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News 2019

Launch of AboutFace

Posted on Tuesday 12 November 2019

Part of UKRI’s flagship £900 million Future Leaders Fellowships programme, Dr Bound Alberti has launched her research programme, AboutFace.

Express your interest in the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

Posted on Tuesday 12 November 2019

The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships scheme is now open to expressions of interest.

We’re 7th in the UK

Posted on Monday 23 September 2019

History at York is in the top ten in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

York history lecturer contributes to British Academy Policy history report

Posted on Tuesday 10 September 2019

Dr Sabine Clarke, senior lecturer in History, is one of several contributors to the recently launched British Academy Policy History report.

King Henry VIII and York

Posted on Monday 9 September 2019

Dr John Cooper from the Department of History is involved with a new research network investigating the royal progresses and palaces of Henry VIII, including his visit to the city of York in 1541.

York history professor publishes book on racial discrimination in Jamaica

Posted on Monday 9 September 2019

Professor Henrice Altink has published a new book entitled Public Secrets: Race and colour in colonial and independent Jamaica (Liverpool University Press).

Launch of Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network

Posted on Wednesday 7 August 2019

The Association of Commonwealth Universities is dedicated to building a better world through higher education.

PhD students receive degrees in Chinese History

Posted on Tuesday 30 July 2019

Congratulations to three successful PhD students of Chinese History.

CGHH Co-director Announcement - Fay Bound Alberti

Posted on Tuesday 30 July 2019

Dr Fay Bound Alberti has been appointed a co-director of CGHH and will lead on Global Public Engagement.

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

How important is the smallpox eradication story today?

Posted on Tuesday 18 June 2019

The smallpox eradication story offers important lessons for ongoing disease eradication efforts

Book launch at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome

Posted on Friday 7 June 2019

‘A Companion to early modern Rome, 1492-1692' co-edited by Professor Simon Ditchfield, will launch at the Royal Netherlands Institute.

Academic to give keynote address at Symposium in USA

Posted on Wednesday 5 June 2019

Professor of Early Modern History to deliver the keynote speech at the annual International Symposium on Jesuit Studies.

Department receives original copy of Gerald Aylmer's dissertation

Posted on Friday 31 May 2019

Aylmer was the first Head of Department of History at the University.

Dr Oleg Benesch's book on Japanese heritage published

Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2019

Senior Lecturer's book Japan's Castles: Citadels of Modernity in War and Peace is now available.

History student selected as finalist in 3MT competition

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2019

PhD student Robert Smith has been selected as a finalist in the York round of the 3 Minute Thesis Competition 2019

Book Launch Update: ‘The World Health Organization: A History’

Posted on Tuesday 21 May 2019

The publication of ‘The World Health Organization: A History’ will be marked by a side event at the Seventy-Second World Health Assembly in Geneva

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

Global Brexit conference

Posted on Thursday 4 April 2019

Head of Department speaks at Global Brexit conference, addressing global responses to the UK's exit from the EU.

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

Early Modern Soundscapes

Posted on Tuesday 26 February 2019

Bringing together interdisciplinary scholars from across the globe to examine how sonic interaction shaped identities, c.1500-1800.

Culture and Health Webinar Calendar 2019 Launched

Posted on Monday 28 January 2019

New webinars in the WHO Culture and Health series announced