Research in the School of History

Academics in the School of History have a broad range of research expertise covering a wide chronological and geographical range, with particular strengths in:
  • American History
  • Colonial, Postcolonial & Global
  • History English Local History
  • Holocaust & Genocide Studies
  • Medical Humanities
  • Medieval History
  • Modern British & European History
  • Urban History

We are proud of our longstanding reputation for excellence in historical research and in REF2014, 87.5% of our research was designated 4* and 3* ('world leading' and  'internationally excellent') – the highest proportion among all UK History departments. Since 2008 we have secured well over £5 million in externally awarded research grants, and we have an excellent track record for winning competative funding for post doctoral and early career fellowships and collaborative doctoral studentships with high profile external partners.

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, ERC, 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.

Detail of an Anglo-Saxon frieze from Fletton, nr Peterborough (8th century).

Detail of an Anglo-Saxon frieze from Fletton, nr Peterborough (8th century). The right hand frame shows an angel and a bat.

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