Department of History

Main areas of research - History

    • The Department of History has around 35 full-time members of academic staff, all of whom are active researchers and whose research closely informs their teaching.
    • In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework more than 80% of our outputs and 100% of both Impact and Environment rated as either world leading or internationally excellent. We placed 15th for our excellence in research impact. 

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Painting of men in a boat meeting men in armour showing Richard II meeting with rebels of the Peasants' Revolt, 1381

Medieval history

Painting of Britannia receiving jewels and riches from people representing the Eastern colonies

Early modern history

Illustration of an industrial machine hall with men at work

Modern history

Illustration of Chinese farm workers

Contemporary history


Images: Richard II meeting with the rebels of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, Jean Froissart, Wikimedia Commons; 
The East offering its riches to Britannia, Roma Spiridone, 1778, British Library; 
Hartmann Maschinenhalle, 1868 (author unknown), Wikimedia Commons; 
The future of the rural village, Zhang Yuqing, 1958, the Stefan R. Landsberger collection,

Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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