There has never been a more exciting time to join the research community in the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London. The School has expanded spectacularly in the last few years and continues to be home to an exciting group of researchers with outstanding international reputations, spanning most periods of British, European, American and world history. Research interests within the School represent a wide range of fields, including political, cultural, intellectual, religious, economic, gender-related history, and the history of science and medicine. Research in the School is organised around five main research clusters.
The School of History encourages a lively postgraduate community and supports a number of research forums. The Historical Research Forum series is run entirely by our research students and combines a mix of papers by research students, members of academic staff and outside speakers from UK as well as European and overseas Universities. The Mile End Group (MEG) seminar series provides a forum for the study of issues in contemporary British history which is unparalleled elsewhere in the United Kingdom. MEG alternates research papers by academics and graduate students with presentations by politicians and policymakers.
Many members of the School organise prestigious Seminars at the Institute of Historical Research of the University of London, where our research students are welcome and encouraged to participate and to meet researchers in their respective fields from all over the world. The School also plays host to a great number of colloquia and other events every year, including prestigious Annual Lectures.
Our postgraduates enjoy the facilities offered by the custom-designed Arts Research Annexe and the newly Lock-Keeper's Cottage Graduate Centre.
Please feel free to contact me or any other full-time member of the School staff, if you are considering making an application for doctoral work. We are happy to discuss projects with potential applicants at any point in the academic year, to advise about funding possibilities and to set out the wider opportunities for study and research within the School and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary. Where appropriate, we have an established tradition of co-supervision both within the School and between departments. We look forward to hearing from you.
Dr Rhodri Hayward
Director of Graduate Studies
School of History
Queen Mary, University of London