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 Julian Jackson, Head of School.


Upcoming events

December 2016

Tuesday 6th Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Arts Two Building, QMUL


'Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion' book launch video

Friday October 21st

To celebrate the publication of the important new biography Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion (Allen Lane) by Professor Gareth Stedman Jones, the School of History hosted a debate between Professor Stedman Jones and Dr Tristram Hunt MP, author of a recent biography of Friedrich Engels. 

A video of this engaging event is now available online

Dr Joanna Cohen on BBC Radio 4

Monday October 17th

In the 19th century, so-called 'Robber Barons' - men like Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan - seized the great new opportunities thrown up by the United States' Industrial Revolution. Dr Joanna Cohen contributes to the first episode of a series on BBC Radio 4 which tells their stories and confronts their legacy

Professor Amanda Vickery on BBC Radio 4

Wednesday October 12th

Professor Amanda Vickery joined a panel discussion celebrating 70 years of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour before a live audience in the BBC Radio Theatre.