Our researchers are leading experts in their fields. They are committed to sharing knowledge and expertise with future generations of historians as well as people and organisations beyond academia.
We have a thriving and internationally renowned research culture and an impressive track record of securing grants for new projects.
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.
York possesses unique resources for the study of history. The Borthwick Institute for Archives houses one of the most extensive collections in the UK outside London and Edinburgh. The Minster Library is the largest cathedral library in the UK and holds material spanning 1,000 years of history.
We value the input of independent researchers, and we welcome Visiting Fellow applications from those who hold research or academic positions at institutions outside the UK.
Much of our research is produced through York’s internationally renowned research centres which bring together expertise spanning the centuries from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Humanities Research Centre
We work closely with the Humanities Research Centre, an interdisciplinary hub for research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at York.
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