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

May 2016

Friday 27th Room 3.20, Arts 2 Building, QMUL

June 2016

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th

July 2016

Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th
Room 126, Geography Building, QMUL


Richard Firth-Godbehere wins the Ceræ prize

Thursday April 21st

Congratulations to Richard Firth-Godbehere has won the Ceræ volume 2 prize for best article by a graduate student or early-career researcher. Richard's article is titled “For ‘Physitians of the Soule’: The roles of ‘flight’ and ‘hatred of abomination’ in Thomas Wright’s The Passions of the Minde in Generall”. Richard is a doctoral candidate in the Centre for the History of the Emotions at QMUL supervised by Dr Thomas Dixon and Elena Carrera.

Dr Daniel Wildmann presents at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Thursday April 7th

As part of his Lady Davis Visiting Professorship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dr Daniel Wildmann will be delivering a film and lecture series in the spring term 2016 on 'Crime and Punishment - Four German-Jewish Variations'. The series looks at how film uses emotions to convey moral values by deconstructing German-Jewish relations in films about Nazi-Germany and post-war German society. 

Professor Richard Bourke presents at the Oxford Literary Festival

Wednesday April 6th

Professor Richard Bourke presented at the Oxford Literary Festival. Prof Bourke discussed his book 'Empire and Revolution:The Political Life of Edmund Burke' and that the conventional picture of a man who backed tradition over progress is far from the truth.