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Department of History

Durham is a leading British centre for the study of History, ranked as the top UK History Department by the Complete University Guide in 2015 and by the Times and Sunday Times in 2013 and 2014, and second by the Guardian University Guide in 2015. 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

Kay Schiller's book launched at art exhibition

(22 March 2012)

Dr Schiller's award-winning monograph on the 1972 Munich Olympics has just been translated into German. The book was presented to the public on 20 March 2012 in Munich at an art exhibition on the 1972 Games which was inspired by the book. Kay Schiller and his co-author Christopher Young read from the German translation of the book and discussed its results with journalists and members of the 1972 Organizing Committee. For more information, see here.

Contact Details

43 North Bailey

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

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