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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



Events and Seminars

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Thursday 22 November 2018

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Thursday 6 December 2018


Our top stories

Athena Swan Bronze Award

Athena Swan Bronze 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. For more information please follow link.

(31 Oct 2018)

Congratulations to Eleanor Barraclough

The winners of the Excellence in Learning and Teaching Awards have just been announced, following a number of high-calibre applications.

Congratulations to Eleanor Barraclough who has been awarded an Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award

(6 Jun 2018)

New Publication by Professor Michael Prestwich

Publication by Professor Michael Prestwich

A Short History of the Hundred Years War by Professor Michael Prestwich ( has recently been published.

(8 May 2018)


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Department of History
Durham University
43 North Bailey

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 1048

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