Our researchers are leading experts in their fields. They are committed to sharing knowledge and expertise with future generations of historians and people and organisations beyond academia.
We have a thriving and internationally renowned research culture with an impressive track record of securing grants for new projects.
Ranked second for overall research performance in the Research Excellence Framework
(Times Higher Education 2014)
We support all kinds of approaches to studying the past, ranging from economic and social history to political, religious and cultural history.
The body of globally-recognised research we produce pays testimony to our vibrant research environment and culture of continuing intellectual exchange.
Much of our research is produced through York’s internationally renowned research centres which bring together expertise spanning the Middle Ages to the present day.
University research themes
Interdisciplinary research is firmly embedded in our strategy and culture. We collaborate across the University's research themes – areas of research excellence that cross departmental boundaries. We have particularly strong partnerships within three themes:
Topic-based centres and networks
Complementing the chronological and geographical range of our research, we’re actively involved with several topic-based research centres:
- Africa Network at York
- Centre for Global Health Histories
- Centre for Historical Economics and Related Research at York
- Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre
- Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity
- Centre for Pilgrimage Studies
- Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture
- Centre for Women's Studies
- York Centre for the Americas
- York Asia Research Network
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