Welcome to the School of History at QMUL

Welcome to the School of History at Queen Mary, London’s only campus university. We are one of the largest, friendliest and most distinguished history departments in the country.

Whether you are looking to study history as an undergraduate, a postgraduate or to find out about our staff and their research we hope you will find what you are looking for here.

— Professor Colin Jones CBE, Head of School.


Upcoming events

February 2016

Wednesday 10th The Octagon, Queens' Building, QMUL
Thursday 11th Foreign and Commonwealth Office

March 2016

Tuesday 1st Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Arts Two Building, QMUL
Thursday 3rd Skeel Lecture Theatre, People's Palace, QMUL
Wednesday 9th Arts Two Room 3.20, Arts Two Building, QMUL


Centre for the History of the Emotions at the Wellcome Collection

Wednesday February 3rd

Four members of the Centre for the History of the Emotions will be taking part in this Friday's Late Spectacular: 'Feeling Emotional' at the Wellcome Collection, co-curated by Dr Elsa Richardson. Visitors can explore the art and science of human emotions: the technologies we develop, the behaviours we adopt, the languages we create to make sense of ourselves and others. Dr Richardson, Dr Thomas Dixon, Dr Tiffany Watt Smith and Dr Chris Millard will all be presenting. 

Dr Tom Asbridge presents on BBC4

Tuesday February 2nd

Dr Tom Asbridge presents The Crusades: A Timewatch Guide on BBC 4, on Wednesday 3rd February. Dr Asbridge explores how the story of the Crusades has changed over the last 60 years. He explores the BBC’s archive to reveal how television has shaped and moulded our understanding of the Crusades. The documentary uses footage from Crusade documentaries shot during the Vietnam era, the Palestinian Crisis, the First Gulf War and the more recent War on Terror.

Professor Amanda Vickery presents at the German Historical Institute

Tuesday January 26th

Professor Amanda Vickery presents at the German Historical Institute, London. Prof Vickery presents on "Reputation Management in Late Eighteenth-Century Europe: Angelica Kauffman, the Women and the Men". The lecture discusses the economic success and reputation management of the Swiss–Austrian artist Angelica Kauffman (1741–1807), focusing on her London career from 1766 to 1781.