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

October 2014

Friday 24th Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA

November 2014

Wednesday 12th Barts Pathology Museum, St Bartholomews Hospital
Thursday 27th Arts Two Lecture Theatre, QMUL


Dr Joanna Cohen Speaks at the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival

Saturday November 1st

Dr Joanna Cohen will be speaking on Saturday November 1st at the Sage Gateshead on ‘The Spin Doctors of Nineteenth Century America’.  More details and tickets are available from the Sage Gateshead website.

Professor Richard Bourke presents at Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung

Thursday October 16th

Professor Richard Bourke has been invited by the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung to present research from his forthcoming book Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke.  Professor Richard Bourke will give a lecture on 'Edmund Burke and the Origins of Conservatism' at the Carl Friedrich Siemens Foundation in Munich on 6 November. The Siemens Stiftung is an independent institution for the advancement of science and awards fellowships to outstanding academics.

Professor Amanda Vickery awarded honorary doctorate at the University of Uppsala

Thursday October 16th

Professor Amanda Vickery is named as a new honorary doctor at the university of Uppsala. Prof Vickery has deepened knowledge of early modern cultural history with a combination of innovative research and broadcast presentations. Her research interests, in ‘the history of British society and culture, gender and family, words and objects’, especially Georgian England, range widely. When awarding the honour, the University of Uppsala said, "Vickery’s extensive scholarly production has inspired a whole generation of Swedish historians to study the material and social aspects of everyday life. In writing and presenting several hit BBC2 and BBC Radio 4 programmes with her characteristic empathy, passion and gift for explaining major social change through domestic detail, she has become a familiar face"