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

September 2016


Honorary Degree in Absentia for Prof. (Emeritus) J. G. A. Pocock

Wednesday July 20th

We are delighted to announce that Professor (Emeritus) J. G. A. Pocock was awarded an honorary degree at our graduation ceremony today.

Professor Richard Bourke and Professor Pocock have both shared their thoughts on this, which can be read here: Honorary Degree in Absentia for Prof. (Emeritus) J. G. A. Pocock.pdf

Dr Helen McCarthy in BBC History Magazine

Tuesday July 19th

On June 23, Britain voted narrowly in favour of leaving the European Union. In the aftermath of this historic decision, Dr Helen McCarthy was one of the five historians that BBC History Magazine asked to offer their opinions about the causes of the Leave victory and what it might mean for the country’s future. 

History alumnus wins Iceland's presidential election

Tuesday July 5th

Dr Gudni Jóhannesson, who holds a PhD from the School of History, has won Iceland’s presidential election. In 1999 Gudni won full doctoral funding from QMUL and joined the School under the supervision of Dr James Ellison and the mentorship of Professor Peter Hennessy.