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

November 2014

Thursday 27th Arts Two Lecture Theatre, QMUL

December 2014

Wednesday 17th David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building, QMUL

January 2015

Tuesday 20th ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, ArtsTwo Building, QMUL


Dr Harun Yilmaz writes for the BBC

Wednesday November 26th

Dr Harun Yilmaz covers the life of Azerbaijani statesman Alimardan Topchubashov in his article for the BBC. Topchubashov was a lawyer, publisher, reformist, and a member of the Russian Imperial Duma (Parliament). After 1917, he was one of the founding fathers of Azerbaijan. Topchubashov also led the Azerbaijani diplomatic mission at the Paris Peace Conference.

Professor Christina von Hodenberg presents at the Hans Bredow Institute

Tuesday November 25th

Professor Christina von Hodenberg presents at ‘Entangled Media Histories’ at the Hans Bredow Institute. Prof von Hodenberg will give a keynote based on the research for her upcoming book,on audience research in transnationally entangled television histories.

Professor Quentin Skinner publishes a book with new perspectives on Shakespeare

Tuesday November 25th

In Forensic ShakespeareProfessor Quentin Skinner makes the case that Shakespeare draws on classical theories of judicial rhetoric, and that this accounts for certain distinctive features of his vocabulary, as well as explaining why certain scenes follow a recurrent pattern.He also expands our understanding of Shakespeare’s reading by demonstrating his intimate knowledge of several rhetorical texts.