Banner image from cover of Inquisitors and Heretics by Peter Biller

The Department of History has a thriving research culture, and our staff publish widely with some of the world's most prestigious academic presses and publishing firms.

A full list of publications by each member of staff is available through their individual profile pages. Below is a selection, reflecting the huge thematic and geographic scope of expertise within the department.

Selected books

Henrice AltinkDestined for a Life of Service: Defining African-Jamaican Womanhood, 1865-1938

Henrice Altink, Jane Aaron and Chris Weedon (eds), Gendering Border Studies

Oleg BeneschInventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism and Bushido in Modern Japan

Sanjoy Bhattacharya (ed), Global Health Histories Series

Lawrence Black, Hugh Pemberton and Pat Thane (eds), Reassessing 1970s Britain

John H Arnold and Peter Biller (editors and translators), Heresy and Inquisition in France, 1200-1300

Peter Biller, Caterina Bruschi and Shelagh Sneddon (eds), Inquisitors and Heretics in Thirteenth-Century Languedoc

Stuart CarrollMartyrs and Murderers: The Guise Family and the Making of Europe

John CooperThe Queen's Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I

Helen CowieConquering Nature in Spain and its Empire, 1750-1850  

Helen CowieExhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Empathy, Education, Entertainment

Robert Bickers and Jon Howlett (eds), Britain and China, 1840-1970: Empire, Finance and War

Guy HalsallCemeteries and Society in Merovingian Gaul: Selected Studies in History and Archaeology

Mark Jenner, Urban Bodies: Communal Health in Late Medieval English Towns and Cities

Emma Mawdsley and Gerard McCannIndia in Africa: Changing Geographies of Power  

Alexander MedcalfMonica SaavedraHenrice Altink and Sanjoy Bhattacharya (eds), Tuberculosis: A Short History

Peter Coates, David Moon and Paul Warde (eds), Local Places, Global Processes: Histories of Environmental Change in Britain and Beyond

David MoonThe Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia’s Grasslands, 1700-1914

Harry Munt, The Holy City of Medina: Sacred Space in Early Islamic Arabia

Sarah Rees Jones and Sethina Watson (eds), Christians and Jews in Angevin England: The York Massacre of 1190

Sarah Rees-JonesYork, the Making of a City, 1068-1350

Mark RoodhouseBlack Market Britain 1939-1955

Craig TaylorChivalry and the Ideals of Knighthood in France during the Hundred Years

David WoottonThe Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution

David WoottonGalileo: Watcher of the Skies

Selected articles

Lawrence Black, 1968 and all That(cher): Cultures of Conservatism and the New Right in Britain (Book chapter)

David Clayton, From Stats Man to Ad Man: Jesse Scott (Blog)

Helen Cowie, Review of Beastly Possessions: Animals in Victorian Consumer Culture, by Sarah Amato, and Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain, Zoos, Collections, Portraits and Maps, by Ann Colley (Review)

Simon DitchfieldTranslating Christianity in an Age of Reformations (Article in journal: Studies in Church History)

Natasha GlaisyerThe Most Universal Intelligencers: The Circulation of the London Gazette in the 1690s (Article in journal: Media History)

Peter Piers, Cherrylips, the Creed Play, and Conflict: York in the Age of Richard III

Jasper Heinzen, Making Prussians, raising Germans: A cultural history of Prussian state-building after civil war, 1866-1935 (Article in journal: New Studies in European History)

David Huyssen, Race, Space, and a Right to the City in New Haven: A Four-Century View (Article in journal: Revue française d’études américaines)

Gerard McCann, Review, Ned Bertz Diaspora and Nation in the Indian Ocean: Transnational Histories of Race and Urban Space in Tanzania (Honolulu, 2015) (Review)

David MoonCultivating the Steppe: The Origins of Mennonite Farming Practices in the Russian Empire (Article in journal: Mennonite Studies)

Harry Munt, What did conversion to Islam mean in seventh-century Arabia? (Book chapter)

Emilie Murphy, “that we might have means to learn French”: language acquisition and competence in early modern English convents in exile (Contribution to conference)

Sarah Rees-Jones, The City of York, 1300-1500: A case study (Book chapter)

Christopher RenwickBook Review: ‘History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules’ (Review)

Joanna De Groot, Beyond blindness, bias, and marginalisation: gender and the making/unmaking of colonial, anti-colonial, and post-colonial analyses (Book chapter)


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