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News and events

We have a vibrant academic and student body who are often featured in the press. Many of our academics contribute to national and international radio and television shows.

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

Latest news

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.


Professor Christina von Hodenberg presents at the University of Goettingen

Monday September 22nd

Professor Christina von Hodenberg presents at the biannual German Historians' congress at the University of Goettingen. As part of a panel, Professor von Hodenberg discusses the meta-narrative of Germany's special path to modernity (Sonderweg). This panel will be one of the most high-profile, public events of the congress which honours Germany's most famous historian, Hans-Ulrich Wehler, who died this year, and was the main proponent of the Sonderweg argument.

Watch a video of the event. 

Dr Mark Glancy presents keynote lecture on Cary Grant

Wednesday September 17th

Dr Mark Glancy will be a keynote speaker at 'Cary Grant Comes Home for the Weekend', an event celebrating the career and Bristol origins of the film star. Dr Glancy's paper, 'From Bristol Boyhood to The Awful Truth', will draw on his research at the Margaret Herrick Library in Beverly Hills, where Cary Grant's personal papers are held.

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