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

February 2015

Thursday 12th Arts Two, Room 3.16, QMUL

March 2015

Wednesday 4th Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, IALS Lecture Theatre
Monday 16th ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, ArtsTwo Building, QMUL


Dr Jeremie Barthas and Professor Quentin Skinner present at SciencesPo

Thursday January 22nd

Dr Jérémie Barthas has co-organised an international conference on the social history of political ideas as an academic discipline in France. The keynote speaker will be Professor Quentin Skinner and the conference will be held at Sciences Po, Paris on the 22-24 24 January 2015

Professor Colin Jones in the Boston Globe

Monday January 19th

Professor Colin Jones spoke to The Boston Globe about his book, the Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris, which assesses the smile in 18th century France. Prof Jones said: “The type of facial regime which is prevalent in France in the early 18th century is more negative about the smile. It tends to see the smile as a gesture of superiority over some misfortune, rather like laughter at that time is seen in very negative terms.”  Full article in the Boston Globe

Professor Miri Rubin on In Our Time

Friday January 16th

Professor Miri Rubin joined Melvyn Bragg on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time. Prof Rubin and the panel discussed Pieter Bruegel the Elder's painting of 1559, 'The Fight between Carnival and Lent'. Created in Antwerp at a time of religious tension between Catholics and Protestants, the painting is rich in detail and offers many interpretations.