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 was established at Queen Mary 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.
The Centre for the History of the Emotions has been led from the School of History at Queen Mary since 2008, and 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.
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 Queen Mary.
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.
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, it 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.
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.
Established in 2014 the Mile End Institute (MEI) is a ground breaking forum Queen Mary forum where very high profile figures from government, industry and politics interact with academics and researchers to consider the history of contemporary Britain, particularly its government and politics.
This research and educational centre 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.