Department of History
   
   
  

Research

The Department of History has approximate 30 full-time members of academic staff, all of whom are active researchers and whose research closely informs their teaching.

Their expertise ranges from the medieval period down almost to the present day, and from local history to global developments; it investigates major issues in society, politics, gender relations and international affairs, as well as the study of History itself; and it often involves links to other schools/departments and to institutions beyond The University.

A community of doctoral students, as well as the research seminars and conferences organised by staff, strengthens this lively research environment.

Research in the Department of History

Centres, projects, publications and seminars

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 98% of our publications were rated worthy of international recognition in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
 
 

News and events

Institute for the Study of Slavery

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Established in 1998 by the late Thomas Wiedemann as the 'International Centre for the history of Slavery', ISOS now pursues research on both historical and contemporary slavery and forced labour in all parts of the globe and through all periods.The institute draws together academic staff, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students from several academic schools within The University of Nottingham.
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Last Year

Research seminar, 10 May 2017

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Sarah Holland, Public History in the Curriculum and Beyond; Richard Gaunt, Rebellion in Action: The Curatorial View
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This Year

Applications for Summer Institute now open

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We are excited to announce and support an initiative by one of our research partners, Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS)
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Last Year

Research seminar, 4 May - The emergence of the Robin Hood legend

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David Crook on 'The Novelist, the Heiress, the Artisan and the Banker: The Emergence of the Robin Hood Legend at Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, c.1819 to 1849'
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Last Year

History research seminar - Wednesday 26 October 2016

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Michael Carey on British socialists and the Russian Revolution of 1917 and Alex Henry on The brava gente caught on tape.
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Last Year

 

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