History (UoA 30)

The majority of research in this UoA is officially classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The following academic unit forms the submission to UoA 30:

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

As part of the School, the History unit at Newcastle is a coherent community of scholars whose research focus is primarily concerned with 'history from below', with a greater emphasis on social and cultural than on purely political history.

The research undertaken by the unit is located within three main overarching but also overlapping research strands:

  • death, disease and demographics
  • political, cultural and medical histories
  • conflict and post-conflict societies

Find out about the research, projects and members of staff within history.

Almost all our historians are also active within the broader Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty interdisciplinary research groups:

The following case studies demonstrate the impact of our research:


Find out about all our REF 2014 results.