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Durham University

Department of History

Department of History


Welcome to the Department of History, ranked 2nd in The Complete University Guide (2019) and The Guardian University Guide (2019). We are a successful, expanding department, engaged in teaching and research across an exceptional range of chronological, geographical and thematic areas.

Sarah Davies, Head of Department


Events and Seminars

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Tuesday 5 March 2019


Our top stories

Medieval thinking meets modern research

Imagine being able to step back in time and see how a great mind of the past understood our world, or experience how food and drink tasted hundreds of years ago. Well, research led by Durham University is allowing people to do just that. 

Ordered Universe is an international research project led by us, looking at medieval scientific writings with a new, modern understanding.

(15 Feb 2019) » Read more Medieval thinking meets modern research


Athena Swan Bronze Award

Athena Swan Bronze Award

In October 2018 the Department of History was delighted to achieve the 'Athena Swan Bronze Award' recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in academia, progressing our students into academia and improving our work environment for all staff. For more information please follow link.

(31 Oct 2018)



Contact Us

Department of History
Durham University
43 North Bailey
Durham
DH1 3EX


Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 1048

Athena Swan Award

In October 2018 the Department of History was delighted to achieve the 'Athena Swan Bronze Award' recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in academia, progressing our students into academia and improving our work environment for all staff. Find out more information here.