History and Heritage
History and heritage enjoys an international reputation for research and teaching excellence. We provide a distinctive range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level which contain a unique blend of academic, practical, and vocational perspectives.
All staff are research active, publishing their work in leading international journals, monographs, textbooks, and as part of consultancy work. Projects undertaken by individual staff and research groups are closely linked to areas of teaching, ensuring that our courses are directly informed and enhanced by our research practice.
Representing only a proportion of the overall research conducted, nevertheless three quarters of the research submitted to the RAE 2008 in History was found to be internationally significant or better, with thirty percent judged to be excellent and world leading. The panel particularly commended staffing policies that supported early career researchers. Not surprisingly, therefore, the panel reported the research environment for research students and staff generally to be excellent. Externally, too, the contribution made by the unit to the broader academy, and the level of esteem in which it was held, was also judged as excellent. Needless to say the money earned through the RAE will be reinvested to ensure that this pattern of excellence is further reinforced and enhanced to the benefit of all researchers in the unit.
Research in History and Heritage encompasses the key areas of:
- urban and rural history
- the histories of science
- technology and crime
- memory studies
- gender and religious history
- the Latin East
- East Asia
- the public representation of history in museums, exhibitions and art forms.
Professor Martyn Bennett, Mr Graham Black, Dr Stuart Burch, Dr Mercedes Carbayo-Abengozar, Dr Amy Fuller, Dr Kevin Gould, Dr Nick Hayes, Dr Natasha Hodgson, Professor Ian Inkster, Dr Nicholas Morton, Dr Gary Moses, Professor Bill Niven, Dr Judith Rowbotham, Ms Deborah Skinner, Mr Neville Stankley, Dr Jenny Woodley, Dr John McCallum