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

June 2016

Thursday 2nd Queen Mary University of London Arts Two Building, Ground Floor Foyer
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th

July 2016

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

September 2016


Dr Katrina Forrester writes for the Nation

Tuesday May 24th

Dr Katrina Forrester writes in The Nation about the history and politics of the idea of the Anthropocene. 

Dr Thomas Dixon in BBC Future

Wednesday May 18th

Dr Thomas Dixon discusses emotional stereotypes on BBC Future. Dr Dixon discusses his research from ‘Weeping Britannia’ to say that the national stereotype of a stiff upper lip attitude was actually confined to a short period of British history – from around 1870 to 1945.

Professor Amanda Vickery writes for British Vogue

Tuesday May 17th

Professor Amanda Vickery writes in the May edition of British Vogue, which marks the centenary  of the magazine. Prof Vickery writes on the history of the bathroom over the past century, and discusses the impact this has had on women's lives.