Research in the School of Historical Studies
Staff in the School of Historical Studies have a broad range of research expertise covering a variety of chronological and geographical areas, with particular strengths in Urban History, English Local History, Eighteenth-century History, Medieval History, Financial and Economic History, American History, Modern British and European History and Colonial, Postcolonial and Global History.
We are proud of our longstanding reputation for historical research of international quality, and in the RAE 2008, 50% of our research was designated world leading and 90% was judged to be internationally significant.
We are home to two internationally-recognised research centres, and our staff are also heavily involved in three multidisciplinary research centres with colleagues from within the College of Arts, Humanities and Law and the wider University.
We have a strong record of receiving grants from various funding bodies, in particular the AHRC, British Academy, ESRC, Leverhulme Trust and Wellcome Trust, and in the past academic year staff in the School have received over £1 million worth of research grants.
Seminars and Lectures
We have an active research community and hold research seminars regularly throughout the year.
Our staff have a strong publication record and regularly publish articles in leading academic journals and produce monographs with prominent publishers in their field.