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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Call for Papers

The Carceral Archipelago:
Transnational Circulations in Global Perspective, 1415-1960

13-15 September 2015

This conference will bring together historians and associated researchers of penal settlements and colonies from all over the world.

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