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. World Rankings
Record success in QS World Subject Rankings
Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where we are ranked 74th
A record 18 Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, including ten in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten.
Events and Seminars
Tuesday 23 April 2019
- Durham History Photo Competition all day
Wednesday 1 May 2019
- Witchcraft and Magic - Historical and Anthropological Perspectives 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College
Thursday 9 May 2019
- Conference: Modern Japan in the Comparative Imagination 9:30am onwards, Senate Room, University College
Friday 10 May 2019
Wednesday 12 June 2019
- Workshop: Digging Politics: The Ancient Past and Political Present in East-Central Europe University College, The Castle, Durham University
Our top stories
Blog Post by Anne Heffernan now published
Link to a new blog post written by Anne Heffernan for Africa Is A Country: https://africasacountry.com/2019/04/the-limpopo-school
(16 Apr 2019)
Hatfield Lioness Scholarship for female postgraduate students
The Hatfield Lioness Scholarship, is now open for applications from female students who have applied for a taught postgraduate course.
The aim of the Lioness Scholarship is to enable a female student from a developing country where access to tertiary education is limited, to benefit from undertaking postgraduate study at Durham University. You can find the list of eligible countries here.
Department of History
43 North Bailey
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.