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.
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
Monday 7 January 2019
- Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2:30pm onwards, Please see highlighted conference page, Please see highlighted conference page
Wednesday 16 January 2019
Tuesday 22 January 2019
- Historiography, Theory, Sources and Methods PhD Reading Group 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Room 309, History Department, 43 North Bailey, David Minto and Andy Wood
Wednesday 30 January 2019
- Early Modern History Seminar Series 5:00pm, Seminar Room 1 (HS110), History Department, 43 North Bailey, Felicia Tramontana (Warwick)
Thursday 31 January 2019
- Who are “We the People”? Community beyond the state - Workshop A: "We the People" Birley Room, Hatfield College
Our top stories
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)
New Publication by Professor Michael Prestwich
A Short History of the Hundred Years War by Professor Michael Prestwich (https://www.dur.ac.uk/directory/profile/?id=405) has recently been published.
(8 May 2018)
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.