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Durham University

Department of History

About Us


History at Durham

The History Department at Durham has established itself firmly as one of the top three in the UK and in 2019 we were ranked second in the Complete University Guide. Staff and students are part of a vibrant learning community, set within the magnificent location of Durham’s World Heritage Site. Our research and teaching extends from late antiquity to contemporary history; from the British Isles and continental Europe (including Russia) to the USA, Africa and East Asia; and across social, cultural, gender, visual, political and economic history.