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

Friday 24th Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA

November 2014

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


Professor Richard Bourke presents at Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung

Thursday October 16th

Professor Richard Bourke has been invited by the prestigious Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung to present on the research for his new book. Prof Bourke will be discussing 'Edmund Burke and the Origins of Conservatism' on 6th November. The Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung is an independent institution for the advancement of science and awards fellowships to outstanding academics. 

Professor Amanda Vickery awarded honorary doctorate at the University of Uppsala

Thursday October 16th

Professor Amanda Vickery is named as a new honorary doctor at the university of Uppsala. Prof Vickery has deepened knowledge of early modern cultural history with a combination of innovative research and broadcast presentations. Her research interests, in ‘the history of British society and culture, gender and family, words and objects’, especially Georgian England, range widely. When awarding the honour, the University of Uppsala said, "Vickery’s extensive scholarly production has inspired a whole generation of Swedish historians to study the material and social aspects of everyday life. In writing and presenting several hit BBC2 and BBC Radio 4 programmes with her characteristic empathy, passion and gift for explaining major social change through domestic detail, she has become a familiar face"

BBC 2 television show presented by Professor Amanda Vickery wins award at the Golden Prague Festival

Tuesday October 14th

The BBC2 film presented by Professor Amanda Vickery and Tom Service, 'Messiah at the Foundling Hospital' was awarded the Czech Crystal Prize for best documentary by an international jury at the Golden Prague Festival in Prague.
Richard Farmbrough, Managing Director Reef Television comments: “Winning the Czech Crystal is a wonderful accolade for this ambitious and profoundly moving film. I am delighted that the hard work of the production team, led by Ben Weston, and the eloquence of presenters Tom Service and Amanda Vickery has been recognised by the jury here at The Golden Prague Festival. Our thanks go to all our talented musicians and performers along with Jan Younghusband at the BBC for helping us bring to life the extraordinary story of Messiah at The Foundling Hospital.”
Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, comments: “BBC Two is delighted that Messiah at the Foundling Hospital has won this prestigious international award which recognises the channel's role in showcasing the very best music and arts programmes as well as the hard work and dedication of the commissioning and production team.” Jan Younghusband said "many thanks and congratulations from us all at the BBC. It's a very prestigious arts prize so we are over the moon."