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Department of History

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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

Dr. Øystein H. Rolandsen joining History Department for 2012-13

(21 February 2012)

Dr. Øystein H. Rolandsen of the Peace Research Institute in Oslo will be spending a year from February 2012 as an International Junior Research Fellow.

Dr. Rolandsen will be joining the History Department to work with Dr Cherry Leonardi on a project entitled: ‘Dynamics of State Failure and Large-Scale Violence in South Sudan.'

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Contact Details

43 North Bailey
Durham DH1 3EX

tel: +44 (0)191 334 1040
fax: +44 (0)191 334 1041

Department temporary relocation

Due to refurbishment works, the Department has temporarily moved to Ushaw college. The postal address is:
Department of History
Durham University
Ushaw College
The Department currently maintains an administrative office in Durham city centre (Room 003, 49 North Bailey; tel: 0191 334 1040).