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
Sunday 16 June 2019
- Durham History Photo Competition all day
Monday 17 June 2019
- History Now! Public Lecture at Durham Gala Theatre 5:45pm, Durham Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA, Dr James Koranyi
Thursday 20 June 2019
- Thinking East Asia (TEA) seminar series 5:00pm, Seminar Room 1, History Department, 43 North Bailey, Professor Shane McCausland
Our top stories
New digital resource launched
Durham’s AHRC-funded project ‘Church, State, and Nation: The Journals of Hensley Henson, 1900-1939’, jointly undertaken by academics in History and SGIA, has launched the website hosting their digital edition of Henson’s richly-detailed journals. The fully searchable repository currently holds journals from 1900-1913, but will be updated further as the project team follows Henson from rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster to bishop of Durham, through Edwardian controversies, the First World War, and interwar domestic and international crises.
(7 Jun 2019) » Read more New digital resource launched
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)
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.