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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


Wide Range of PhD and MA Funding Available

Applications are open until early January 2019, view our full funding details and deadlines here.


Events and Seminars

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Thursday 31 January 2019

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Tuesday 19 February 2019


Our top stories

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)


Congratulations to Eleanor Barraclough

The winners of the Excellence in Learning and Teaching Awards have just been announced, following a number of high-calibre applications.

Congratulations to Eleanor Barraclough who has been awarded an Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?itemno=34856

(6 Jun 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.