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 2015

November 2015


Dr Mark Glancy on BBC Radio 4

Thursday October 1st

Dr Mark Glancy is the expert on the most recent episode of Great Lives on BBC Radio Four. Dr Glancy speaks with the presenter Matthew Parris and his guest, singer and actress Toyah Willcox, about the great life of Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn. 

Professor Richard Bourke's book reviewed in the Financial Times

Monday September 28th

Professor Richard Bourke’s new book Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke chronicles the life of Edmund Burke (1730-97), a leading philosopher and statesman of the eighteenth century. In the Financial Times, the book was reviewed by Gavin Jacobson, who described it as “the finest of intellectual portraits”. “Bourke’s superb book…has a double relevance. It brings the intricacies of Burke’s mind into sharper relief than previous accounts, demonstrating that he cannot be situated within comfortingly simple categories of left and right, revolutionary and counter-revolutionary, liberal or conservative. And at a time of soaring disenchantment with politicians, it is a reminder of why we value intellectual independence.”

Professor Miri Rubin presents at the British Library

Friday September 25th

Professor Miri Rubin took part in a round table discussion at the British Library. Digital Conversations looked at how we read in a digital age.