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.

To keep up with research, events and activities in the School you can follow us on Twitter, or read posts from staff and students on our blog, The Historian.

Professor Julian Jackson, Head of School.

Upcoming events

September 2017


Dr Robert Henderson's new book : Vladimir Burtsev and the Struggle for a Free Russia

Friday July 14th

Dr Robert Henderson has written a new book, Vladimir Burtsev and the Struggle for a Free Russia. Dr Henderson analyses Burtsev’s struggle against the Tsarist regime in the latter half of the 19th century, and traces his opposition to Bolshevism following the revolution in 1917. Burtsev’s life is set in the context of Russian and European history, and Dr Henderson uses Burtsev as a means to explore topics such as European police collaboration, prison systems, diplomatic relations, and Russia’s relationship with Europe. Extensive original archival research and previously untranslated Russian source material is incorporated throughout the text.

Dr Erik Mathisen writes for the Conversation

Thursday June 29th

Dr Erik Mathisen writes for The Conversation about President Trump’s demand for loyalty from employees and its effects.

Dr Reuben Loffman interviewed on South African radio

Wednesday June 28th

Dr Reuben Loffman was interviewed by Power FM Radio about the DRC and the unstable politics in the country