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Department of History


Historical research can be a solitary activity, but it is sustained and enhanced through conversation and interaction. At Durham we believe that our research benefits from collaboration and from being shared with others, whose ideas and support can give us greater confidence and ambition.

We have four strategic aims:

  • to encourage all colleagues to pursue research that is innovative and that addresses significant and ambitious historical problems and questions;
  • to foster a vibrant, diverse, and intellectually stimulating research community that includes not only academic staff, but doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, as well as visiting scholars;
  • to promote engagement and impact activities beyond the academic world;
  • to enhance the department’s international reputation for research.

Research Resources

Research Resources

Durham has unique research resources and special collections of international significance. Click here to learn more ....