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Durham University

Department of History

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.

Sarah Davies, Head of Department


 

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

Saturday 25 May 2019

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Monday 17 June 2019


Our top stories

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)


New Publication by Dr Anne Heffernan

Anne Heffernan's new book Limpopo's Legacy: Student Politics and Democracy in South Africa has been published by James Currey https://boydellandbrewer.com/limpopo-s-legacy-hb.html

(4 Mar 2019)



Contact Us

Department of History
Durham University
43 North Bailey
Durham
DH1 3EX


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.