Department of History
Department generic email contacts - during Covid19 closure:
Welcome to the Department of History, ranked 3rd in The Complete University Guide (2020) and The Times Good University Guide (2020). We are a successful, expanding department, engaged in teaching and research across an exceptional range of chronological, geographical and thematic areas. World Rankings
Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2020 , where we are ranked 78th.
Seventeen Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, including nine in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten.
Durham gains highest-ever global ranking in Arts & Humanities
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020 place Durham University 27th among the world’s leading universities – up three places from last year. This is the fifth consecutive year we’ve ranked in the top 30 for Arts and Humanities in this league table.
Events and Seminars
Friday 1 May 2020
- Transnational History Working Group Meeting 12:00pm, To be confirmed
Wednesday 13 May 2020
- History Department Staff Research Seminar 4:30pm, Palace Green Learning Centre, Palace Green Library (near Durham Castle), Professor John Arnold (Cambridge)
Wednesday 20 May 2020
- Durham Early Modern Research Group Seminar 5:00pm to 6:30pm, Seminar Room 1, History Department, 43 North Bailey, Dr Kat Hill (Birkbeck)
Our top stories
New article published by Rachel Clamp (PhD Student)
A new article on plague and coronavirus for The Conversation written by one of our current PhD students:
(10 Mar 2020)
Inside Out - Rewriting Our Past
The Durham scientists shedding new light on ancient books - featuring Richard Gamson
BBC One, 7.30pm, Monday 9 March 2020
(4 Mar 2020)
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.