Welcome to the School of History at QMUL

Professor Miri Rubin

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 Miri Rubin, Head of School.

Upcoming events

September 2015

November 2015


Dr Larry Butler

Friday July 3rd

The School of History is sad to announce the sudden death of Dr Larry Butler (Reader Emeritus, University of East Anglia). Dr Butler taught Modern British and Imperial History in QMUL in the 1990s. He was a very popular teacher and an excellent colleague who will be greatly missed

Professor Tilli Tansey presents at the Society of Apothecaries

Tuesday June 23rd

Professor Tilli Tansey presents the Sir Hans Sloane Lecture to the Society of Apothecaries at Apothecaries’ Hall on 25th June. The lecture is entitled ‘Sir Henry Wellcome – A Sloane of our times’.  The lecture is being held to coincide with the Bicentenary of the Apothecaries’ Act, which marked the start of medical professionalism. 

Professor Amanda Vickery on BBC2

Friday June 19th

Professor Amanda Vickery presents La Traviata: Love, Death and Divas on BBC 2 on Saturday 20th June. Prof Vickery and Radio 3 presenter Tom Service reveal the extraordinary story behind the opera's first night in London and its scandalous heroine, the courtesan Violetta Valéry, whose dramatic life and tragic death were based on real-life characters and events.