The Warwick University History Department was ranked first in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the proportion of world-leading research activity (4*) in the Department. We have an outstanding reputation as practitioners of social and cultural history. Inspired by an expansive and inclusive vision of historical research, our work draws on literature, material and visual culture and notions of space, as well as a multilingual array of written sources spanning five centuries.
Teaching in the Department is significantly influenced by the research work of the Department’s academic staff, particularly in the optional modules of the undergraduate and MA taught degrees. This approach of research-led teaching guarantees that students are engaged with the very latest historical research.
The Department also has a strong postdoctoral research community, including in recent years Leverhulme Early Career Fellows, Marie Curie Research Scholars, Wellcome Trust Research Fellows, British Academy Research Fellows, SSHRCC Research Fellows, CARA Research Mobility Fellows, and grant-funded Research Assistants.
The Department's expertise, analysed by time periods, geographical regions, historical themes, and topics.
The wide range of funded research projects, networks, and fellowships in the Department, both past and present.
Information on new research funding opportunities.
The Centre for the History of Medicine (CHM) is an interdisciplinary research centre based in the History Department.
The Global History and Culture Centre (GHCC) is an interdisciplinary research centre based in the History Department.
The Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre (EMECC) is an interdisciplinary research centre based in the History Department.
The European History Research Centre (EHRC) is an interdisciplinary research centre based in the History Department.
The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance (CSR) is a research centre based in the Faculty of Arts with strong ties to the History Department.
The Department has a considerable number of postgraduate students engaged in MA by Research and MPhil/PhD.
A wide variety of programmes, both showcasing and exploring the research of the Department.
The full range of monographs and edited collections written or edited by the Department's academic staff.
Conferences, symposia, workshops and summer schools organised by the Department, wholly or in collaboration.