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About Us

The Department of History at Durham has established itself firmly as one of the top History departments in the UK.

Staff and students are part of a vibrant learning community, set within the magnificent location of Durham’s World Heritage Site. Our research and teaching extends from late antiquity and the Middle Ages to contemporary history; from the British Isles and continental Europe (including Russia) to the USA, Africa, South and East Asia; and across social, cultural, gender, visual, scientific, environmental, political, and economic history. In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2022, Arts & Humanities subjects at Durham were ranked 26th.

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Welcome to our Department

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Meet our Staff

Get to know some members of staff at our Department of History and find out more about their work and research interests.

Meet our staff