Research in the School of History

Staff in the School of History have a broad range of research expertise covering a variety of chronological and geographical areas, with particular strengths in:

  • American History
  • Colonial, Postcolonial and Global History
  • Eighteenth-century History
  • English Local History
  • Financial and Economic History
  • Medieval History
  • Modern British and European History
  • Urban 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. Since 2008 we have secured over £5 million in externally awarded research grants.

Research CentresGrants & Projects
We are home to two internationally-recognised research centres and our staff are also heavily involved in three multidisciplinary research centres with other colleagues in the 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.

Seminars & Lectures Recent Publications
We have an active research community and hold research seminars regularly throughout the year. Our staff regularly publish articles in leading academic journals and produce monographs with prominent publishers in their field.

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AHRC PhD Studentship

'Household Cures and Female Charity: The Welfare and Well-Being of the Estate'
The School of History is pleased to offer this funded studentship for September 2014 entry to its PhD programme.
Deadline for applications: 30 April 2014

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Masters Degree Bursary and Internship

The School of History is pleased to offer a bursary/internship for September 2014 entry to its MA History and MA English Local History degree programmes.
Deadline for applications: 30 April 2014

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Holocaust PhD Scholarship

The School of History is pleased to offer a PhD Scholarship (Fee-Waiver) in "Holocaust and Genocide Studies"
Deadline for applications: 30 May 2014

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Holocaust MRes Scholarships

The School of History is pleased to offer two MRes Scholarships (Half-Fee Waiver) in "Holocaust and Genocide Studies"
Deadline for applications: 30 May 2014

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Masters Excellence Studentships

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Law is pleased to offer Masters Excellence Studentships for 2014-15 entry to its Masters degree programmes.
Deadline for applications: 31 May 2014

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