Durham is a leading British centre for the study of History, ranked as the top UK History Department by the Times and Sunday Times in 2013 and 2014, and second by the Complete University Guide for 2014. Our research expertise and teaching provision extends from the early medieval to recent times, from Britain and Europe (including Russia), to America, Africa and China, and across social, cultural, gender, visual, political and economic history.
One of the seven departments which make up the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and located in the historic heart of Durham, the History Department is close to the World Heritage site of Cathedral and Castle. The University has excellent libraries, with archives and book collections of international significance and which provide access to a huge range of online resources, making us a perfect choice for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.
Events at the History Department
Tuesday 11 March 2014
- Celebration of the donation of Ian Cunnison’s papers to the Sudan Archive 5:15pm, Baker Research Room, Palace Green Library
Wednesday 12 March 2014
Monday 17 March 2014
- Modern European History Group: David Hopkin (Oxford), ‘The visionary world of the French lacemaker: work, culture and religion in the nineteenth century.’ 5:30pm, Seminar Room 1, History Department
- CunnisonEvent.pdf (last modified: 7 February 2014)
Professor Paul Bailey to give lectures in China
(7 Feb 2014) » More about lectures in China
Professor Paul Bailey to give paper at an international conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War One
(7 Feb 2014) » More about paper
Adrian Green's lecture on 'The Archaeological and Social History of an English Country House' is available on YouTube
The lecture, given to the Society of Antiquaries on 30 January, can be viewed here.
(4 Feb 2014)
New Book: Helen Foxhall Forbes, 'Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England'
(16 Jan 2014) » More about new book
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