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June 2015

Friday 19th to Saturday 20th Queen Mary University of London

July 2015

Wednesday 1st ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, ArtsTwo Building, QMUL

September 2015

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Professor Miri Rubin presents at the University of Warsaw

Tuesday May 26th

Professor Miri Rubin will deliver a keynote lecture at the University of Warsaw on the historigraphical trails which inspire the current interest in material culture. Prof Rubin will explore the interests in performance, liturgy and rituals, as arising after decades of preoccupation with textuality, and how these approaches may be combined. Using materials from 1400-1600 and from several parts of Europe, she will consider categories such as Europe, agency, region and identity, in connection with material objects and performances created by Europeans in that period. 

Dr Robert Henderson in the Guardian

Tuesday May 5th

Dr Robert Henderson has uncovered the first confirmed image of Apollinariya Yakubova, considered by many to be the true love of Vladimir Lenin. Dr Henderson discovered the photograph in the State Archive of the Russian Federation, while researching for his forthcoming book on the Russian revolutionary V. L. Burtsev. The full article appears in the Guardian.

School of History joins the world's top 50 history departments

Wednesday April 29th

The fifth edition of QS World University Rankings by Subject - published today - found that 19 subject areas at QMUL rank among the world’s best. History has joined the top 50 this year. The QS World University Rankings by Subject is considered to be among the most trusted of league tables. Rankings are based on academic and employer reputations and research citations per faculty (the number of times the research is credited in the work of other academics).

Professor Miri Rubin, Head of the School of History, said: I am delighted that the 2015 QS ranking - based on the survey of 3400 universities worldwide - has placed the School of History among the top 50 Departments in the world, at 46. Such recognition reflects the excellence of research and teaching in our School, for which we have a great deal of local evidence and widespread recognition. It is most satisfying to have this important badge too, alongside our colleagues in English and Law.

Professor Tilli Tansey awarded an Honorary Doctorate

Friday April 24th

Professor Tilli Tansey OBE has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine by the University of Sheffield, for her ‘outstanding achievements and distinguished career in the field of medical history’.  The degree will be conferred at a ceremony in January 2016. Prof Tansey heads the  History of Modern Biomedicine Research group. 

Professor Sir Christopher Bayly

Monday April 20th

The School of History is deeply saddened by the death of Professor Sir Christopher Bayly in Chicago yesterday.  Our thoughts and sympathy go to his wife, Susan Bayly, and other members of his family. Chris was a superb historian and a very generous person. He joined Queen Mary in September 2014, and fast became an admired teacher, esteemed colleague and friend to many. We had far too short a time to learn from him and enjoy his presence among us. We will miss him very much.

Professor Miri Rubin, Head of the School of History


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