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School of History


We are specialists in the rich field of European Jewish history.

You can explore the history and culture of the European Jews. You can investigate the question of emancipation, the quest for equal rights, Jewish identities, the role of anti-Semitism, and Jewish intellectual history.

You can reflect critically on contemporary issues such as cultural diversity, race, religion, gender and power.

Teaching staff


Each year students will be offered a range of optional modules both in the School of History and in other Schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. These options are dependent upon the availability of specialist teachers, and therefore they change year by year. The availability of each optional module is also dependent upon student interest. 

Optional modules may include:

  • Christians and Jews in Europe: Perceptions and Encounters, 1100-1600
  • Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
  • Modern Jewish History and Culture 

These modules are subject to change. For more information, see our complete list of modules.