Detail of an Anglo-Saxon frieze from Fletton, nr Peterborough (8th century)We are proud of our longstanding reputation for excellence in historical research. Our staff have research expertise covering a wide chronological and geographical range, with strengths in:

In REF2014, 87.5% of our research was designated 4* and 3* ('world leading' and 'internationally excellent') – the highest proportion among all UK History departments.

Since 2008, we have secured over £8 million in research grants, and have an excellent track record for winning competitive funding for post-doctoral and early career fellowships and collaborative doctoral studentships with high profile external partners.

Research centres

We are home to three internationally-recognised research centres. Our staff also collaborate in two multidisciplinary research centres across the University.

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Grants and projects

We have a strong record of receiving grants including the AHRC, British Academy, ESRC, ERC, Leverhulme Trust and Wellcome Trust.

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Seminars and lectures

We hold research seminars throughout the year.

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Recent publications

We publish articles in leading academic journals and produce monographs with prominent publishers

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