Our Research

All aspects of the Department of History’s activity are shaped by a powerful research culture. Our staff are experts in their respective fields and the Department as a whole has a unique record in PhD output and the sponsorship of postdoctoral projects. Its weekly research seminar brings speakers from across the world to address staff and students alike. Taught Masters and undergraduate students benefit from this research culture, which is embedded in their degrees from the very start. Research-led teaching – and teaching how to research – are realities in the Department of History.
Deeply committed to the academic freedom of its members, the Department nevertheless boasts a number of research specialisms. These include:

  • Health and welfare
  • Religion
  • Settlement
  • Material & Visual Culture and Patrimony
  • Military History, the History of War and International Relations
  • Women's and Gender History
  • Empire, Colonialism and Decolonization, and Nation-Building