Head of Department: Professor Tim Lockley
Director of First Year Studies: Dr Elise SmithLink opens in a new window
The Department's academic staff teach and research a wide range of themes and topics, covering the entire globe and spanning from the Late Medieval to the present day.
With a strong emphasis on research in the Department, there are a number of research staff working on a wide variety of projects, networks, and fellowships.
A number of guest lecturers, postdoctoral staff, teaching fellows, and PhD students contribute to delivering the Department's teaching.
The Department's support needs are met by a team of dedicated staff with a wide variety of remits and functions.
Several eminent and promising scholars hold honorary, visiting, or associate status with the Department.
A considerable number of former staff have contributed to the Department's successes, several of whom retain close connections with the Department as emeritus staff.