Research Centres

The School of History, Queen Mary, University of London, is home to eight very successful and prominent research centres.

The Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought

The Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought was established at Queen Mary, University of London, in 2007.

It considers how new scholarship and interdisciplinary approaches have shaped our understanding and assessment of the history of political thought and the broader field of intellectual history.

Find out more about the Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought.

The Centre for the History of the Emotions

The Centre for the History of the Emotions has been led from the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London, since 2008. It was the first such centre in the UK.

One of its key objectives is to provide a focus for interactions between social and cultural histories of the emotions.

Find out more about the Centre for the History of the Emotions.

The Leo Baeck Institute

The Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) is the leading research institute in the field of the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry in Europe from the seventeenth century onwards.

Since 2009, the LBI has been accommodated in the School of History at QMUL.

Find out more about the Leo Baeck Institute.

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

The Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies aims to consider how new scholarship and interdisciplinary methods and approaches have refigured our understanding of several developments traditionally associated with the term and period Renaissance.

Find out more about the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.

History of Biomedicine Research Group

The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group originated as the Wellcome Trust’s History of Twentieth Century Medicine Group.

Set up in 1990 to develop and strengthen links between members of the biomedical research community and medical historians, the centre promotes and facilitates the study of the history of twentieth-century medicine and medical sciences by encouraging the creation and deposit of natural resources for use by present and future historians.

Find out more about the History of Biomedicine Research Group.

The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies

The School of History features significantly in Queen Mary’s Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, which brings together a very strong group of academics and researchers from across the University.

Involving many different approaches to the long eighteenth century, the Centre is exceptionally prominent in its field and beyond.

Find out more about the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies.

The Mile End Institute 

Established in 2014 the Mile End Institute (MEI) is a ground breaking forum for the history of contemporary Britain, particularly its government and politics.

MEI is a Queen Mary forum where very high profile figures from government, industry and politics interact with academics and researchers. 

Find out more about the Mile End Institute

Raphael Samuel History Centre

The RSHC is a research and educational centre which is dedicated to promoting the widest possible participation in historical research and debate. It is a four-way partnership between Queen Mary (where it is led by Barbara Taylor), Birkbeck, the University of East London, and Bishopsgate Institute

Find out more about the Raphael Samuel History Centre.

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