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History Research

Newcastle historians commit to an international and interdisciplinary approach to research.


The History research department at Newcastle comprises:

Our researchers have a strong reputation for producing dynamic and innovative work. The majority of research submitted to the Research Excellence Framework 2021 was officially classified as world-leading and internationally excellent for originality, significance. The results also show that there has been an 86% increase in research power since 2014.

A historic scene.

Research expertise

History at Newcastle includes, celebrates and gives agency to the multitudinous voices of the past. We believe that researching the diverse experiences of past people helps contemporary societies understand their past, present and future; we are committed to analyzing how historic inequalities, global and local, continue to have ongoing repercussions, and seek to demonstrate how History can help address contemporary issues. 

We host research centres with nationally significant hubs of expertise in:

Our staff have published on a wide range of topics of national and global significance. PhD supervision is available in the following areas:

Institutes, centres and groups

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to research institutes, centres and groups. They work within diverse areas of humanities and social sciences.

Research in classics and archaeology

Find out about the School's research in classics and ancient history and archaeology.