The Department of History is one of the most active centres for historical research in the country, with a full-time staff complement of 27 and around 60 postgraduate students.
The majority of postgraduate research to PhD level is individually linked to the research interests of members of staff in the Department. Members of the Department are actively engaged in a wide range of special research interests, stretching from late antiquity to the late Twentieth century. Particular areas of research strength are:
- Medieval History
- Early Modern England and Europe
- Urban History
- Religious History
- Nineteenth and Twentieth-century America
- History of Medicine
- Imperial and International History
- Labour History
- History of Racism
- Fascist and Totalitarian Movements in Twentieth-century Britain and Europe
Research Projects and Centres
Some postgraduate research is, however, undertaken in conjunction with the interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects in the Department, or in conjunction with the centres for Migration and Ethnicity Research and the Sheffield Centre for the History of Medicine (jointly with Sheffield Hallam University).
If you are interested in pursuing postgraduate research in the Department, please consult the Postgraduate pages.