The School of History at Queen Mary University of London, has an international reputation for outstanding scholarship.
Our expertise ranges from the medieval to the contemporary, including African, American, Asian, British and European history. We are particularly well known for our strengths in cultural, intellectual and political history.
We practice well-established and innovative forms of historical research as individual scholars and in research groups. Whilst the work of our historians and doctoral researchers crosses many historical borders, it is carried out under three major research themes: Society, Culture and Belief; Emotions, Medicine and Science; and Political Ideas and Practice. We have world-leading research centres in the History of Political Thought and the History of the Emotions. We are also home to particularly prominent research groups in Medieval and Renaissance History, the Eighteenth Century, Modern Jewish Studies, and the study of Islam and the West. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, the School of History's research environment was judged as fourth best - and coequal with Cambridge - in the UK.
In the following pages you can find out more about the research culture of the School, our researchers, groups, centres and collaborations.