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Over 45 staff work in our Department, with research and teaching spanning 1,600 years of history from across the world.

Use this directory to explore their interests and find contact details.

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Asia, Middle East and Africa

Professor of Modern History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Caribbean history; post-colonial history; race and ethnicity; social history

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland

Professor of Modern History

Admissions and Recruitment Tutor (Undergraduate)

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Japan; China; global history; medievalism

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Environmental history; history of capitalism; modern France; economic thought 

Professor of Modern History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Political Culture; Consumerism; modern Britain

Professor of Early Modern History

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Early Modern Europe; Violence; Emotions; Civil Society

Student Services Administrator

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

International Officer

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Empire; history of science; medicine and technology; modern Britain; expertise

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Chair of the Graduate School Board (Taught Students)

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Economic history; environmental history; history of Hong Kong; history of Britain

Reader in Early Modern History

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland, The Americas

Research Associate

Research interests:

Integrating ecological and cultural histories to inform sustainable and equitable futures for the Paramos

Professor of Early Modern History

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Animal history; cultural history; Spanish Empire; history of science

Reader in Modern History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Europe

Dr Lynsey Cullen

Daphne Jackson Trust Fellow

Research interests:

Patient Data and the Media, 1860s to Present: Using historical scandals to explain current distrust surrounding access to medical data

Senior Lecturer in History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland, Asia, Middle East and Africa

Professor of Early Modern History

Chair of the Departmental Research Committee

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Europe

Lecturer in Medieval History

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Economic history; medieval Central Asia; Imperial China; history of the Silk Roads

Professor of the History of Christianity

Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

Research interests:

Church history; pilgrimage and sacred space; public engagement with the heritage of churches and cathedrals; social and community roles of churches today

Teaching Data and Student Administrator

Lecturer in Medieval History

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Europe

Head of Technical Design

Research interests:

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

Reader in Early Modern History

Chair of the Graduate School Board (Research Students)

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Cultural History; Economic History; history of print

Reader in Medieval History

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland

Reader in Early Modern History

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland

Lecturer in Early Medieval History

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Europe & N Africa

Associate Lecturer in Public History/AboutFace project

Public Engagement and Events Officer

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Public History; Religious history; social history; Transatlantic history

Professor of Medieval History

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Europe

Research Fellow and Head of Heritage Partnerships

Research interests:

Parish church history; late mediaeval/early modern stained glass; parish libraries; Jewish history in York and northern England

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Europe

Senior Lecturer in Chinese and Colonial History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Chinese history; decolonisation; history of colonialism; social history

Lecturer in Public History

Discipline: Public history

Research interests:

History of childhood; Archives and records; Participatory approaches; Memory studies

Lecturer in Early Modern History

Research interests:

Gender history; history of print; early modern Britain; history of reading

Teaching Fellow and Research Associate

Discipline: Early modern history

Professor of Early Modern History

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland

Senior Lecturer in Late Medieval History

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland

Dr Mao Li

Visiting Scholar

Student Experience and Support Officer

Lecturer in the History of Modern America

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Modern United States; slavery and abolition in the Atlantic World; Native American history

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Chair of the Teaching & Assessment Committee

Undergraduate Programmes Leader

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Decolonisation; Afro-Asian history; East Africa; transnational history

Lecturer in the History of Science and Medicine

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland, Asia, Middle East and Africa

Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research interests:

A Healthy Approach to Grief: The Emotional, Material, and Sensory History of Grief and Loss in Late-Georgian Britain, c. 1760-1830

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

The United States and Middle East

Lecturer in Modern Africa

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

African history, social and environmental history, migration and belonging, oral history

Senior Lecturer in Medieval History

Chair of the Board of Studies

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Pre-modern Islamic world; Middle East

Lecturer in Early Modern History

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Cultural history; religious history; sound and music; gender, mobility and multilingualism

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Europe, The Americas

Lecturer in High Middle Ages

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Asia, The MIddle East and Medieval Europe

Professor Shen Qi

Visiting Scholar

Professor of Modern History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Modern Britain; history of social science; welfare states

Reader in Modern History

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland

Assessment Manager and Disability Administrator

Senior Lecturer in Medieval History

Undergraduate Examinations Officer

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Europe

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Exceptional Circumstances Chair

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Modern Poland and East-Central Europe; Modern Germany; Minorities (ethnic, national, cultural); Forced Migration

Lecturer in Eighteenth Century and Public History

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Public History; Gender and social history; material culture and clothing; consumption

Head of Department

Professor in Early Modern History

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland

Professor of Medieval History

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

French and English cultural history; political history; gender; chivalry and aristocracies

Lecturer in Early Medieval History

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Early Medieval England; Social History; Gender History; Political Culture

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Research interests:

Violence and its Control in early modern Venice, 1500-1797

Lecturer in Medieval History

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland, Europe

Student Services Administrator

Senior Lecturer in Medieval History

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland

Lecturer in Early Modern History

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland

Senior Lecturer in the History of Britain and the World

Discipline: Modern history

Research interests:

Modern Britain; Black British history; urban history; cultural history

Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow

Discipline: Early modern history

Research interests:

Britain and Ireland

Lecturer in Late Medieval History

Discipline: Medieval history

Research interests:

Gender and sexuality; animal history; medieval Europe; social history