Classics and Ancient History
Our classicists and ancient historians focus on rhetorical, behavioural and reception histories, including trade and material culture, classical reception, ancient authors and audiences, and gender and violence. They research and publish at the highest levels, shaping academic debates and educating international audiences about some of the most important issues relating to the history of the classical world.
Medieval and Early Modern History
Our medievalists focus on British and European history, encompassing medieval social and economic history, especially Renaissance Italy and taxation, while our early modern historians work on a range of themes in British and European history including political, religious, cultural and gender history. Their research engages with some of the most high-profile topics in pre-modern history and challenges existing perceptions of the period for both public and academic audiences alike.
Modern and Contemporary History
Our modern and contemporary historians work across a wide range of topics from war, gender and medicine, to poverty, politics and philosophy. They likewise span a wide geographical range, encompassing the United States, Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Eastern Europe and Russia. The research and publish at the highest levels on topics of profound social and cultural importance and communicate their findings to a range of public and professional audiences.