School of History


Our research strategy is designed to produce a sustainable research environment in which individuals and groups of scholars produce innovative, profound and ambitious research.


We have four aims:


  1. To maximise the School’s research power through reinforcement and expansion across chronological periods and historical approaches through
  • appointments
  • increased research funding
  • the recruitment and fostering of doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers

  1. To extend the School’s research (and teaching) into African, Asian and American history.


  1. To consolidate and expand collaborative research links, in the UK and abroad, both within History and other disciplines.


  1. To increase research impact both within and beyond the academic world, through public history and various forms of public engagement.