Department of History
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
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.
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
Tuesday 10 December 2019
- Economic and Social History Group Meeting 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Room 202, History Department, 43 North Bailey, Harry Cross
- Symposium following Plaque unveiling for Anne Fisher (prominent author, educationalist and printer) 5:00pm to 7:30pm, Newcastle Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
Wednesday 11 December 2019
- Transnational History Working Group Meeting 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Room 208, History Department, 43 North Bailey
- History Department Research Seminar Series 2019-20 4:30pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Dr Kate Ferris (St Andrews)
Tuesday 14 January 2020
- History Society Talk 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Seminar Room 1, History Department, 43 North Bailey, Professor Andy Wood (Durham)
Wednesday 15 January 2020
- Durham Early Modern Research Group Seminar 5:00pm to 6:30pm, Seminar Room 1, History Department, 43 North Bailey, Dr John-Paul Ghobrial (Oxford)
Our top stories
New Publication Launch - Ordered Universe Research Project
Congratulations to Professor Giles Gasper and the Ordered Universe project team on their recent release of their first publication
The Journal - news article - by Dr Barbara Crosbie
News article in The Journal by Dr Barbara Crosbie in advancement of the forthcoming plaque unveiling for Anne Fisher (prominent author, educationalist and printer) at St John's Church, Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne on 9 December.
(21 Nov 2019) » Read more The Journal - news article - by Dr Barbara Crosbie
Department of History
43 North Bailey
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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.