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 2014

Tuesday 7th Great Hall, The People's Palace, QMUL
Wednesday 8th ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, ArtsTwo Building, QMUL

November 2014

Wednesday 12th Barts Pathology Museum, St Bartholomews Hospital
Thursday 27th Arts Two Lecture Theatre, QMUL


QMUL History climbs the university rankings

Monday September 29th

Queen Mary has one of the top 10 history departments in Britain, according to The Guardian University Guide 2015. We are also also in the top 20 in The Sunday Times University Guide 2015, and both guides place us in the top 5 London universities to study History. Principal and President of Queen Mary, Professor Simon Gaskell, hailed the new rankings as “ evidence of Queen Mary’s increasingly prominent role in global academia, and a sign of our ongoing reputation as a destination for the very best students, inspiring teachers, and leading researchers from across the world.”

Digital editing of medieval texts receives European Research Council funding

Thursday September 25th

The European Research Council has awarded a grant of just under €259k for a three year collaborative training programme, run jointly by the School of History; Charles University, Prague; the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Lyon; the University of Siena; and the library of Klosterneuburg Monastery in Austria. The programme will support a series of one week, intensive training sessions for advanced students in medieval manuscripts and digital technologies.The Digital Editing of Medieval Texts is available to five MA or PhD students at QMUL. During the year-long programme, students will take part in three intensive one-week courses across Europe, taught by leading scholars in their fields, and develop their personal projects. At the end of each one-year programme, the students will begin practical work experience alongside developers, as they work on their own digital editions, leading to online publication

Twenty first anniversary of the Wellcome Witness Seminars

Wednesday September 24th

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the first ever Wellcome Witness Seminar, on 'Monoclonal Antibodies'. To celebrate this, the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group are publishing the 50th volume in the Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine series: 'Monoclonal Antibodies
to Migraine: Witnesses to modern biomedicine, an A–Z'
. Comprising a series of extracts from previous volumes, contributors include clinicians,scientists, patients and numerous others involved in modern biomedicine, in the UK and beyond. Topics range from ‘age discrimination’ to ‘Zantac’, and feature memories from every decade between 1930s and the present.