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The UCL History department, which dates back to 1830, is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world for the quality of both its research and teaching, and our rewarding programmes make it an exciting place to study over 5000 years of history, across every continent, from the ancient Middle East to the twenty-first century.

We take pride in being elite but not elitist, and are committed to nurturing talent, irrespective of students' backgrounds, and to maintaining a learning environment in which students are both supported and stretched in order to both make the transition into higher education and achieve their full potential. Read more


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Catherine Hall receives Bochum Historians' Award 2017

Professor Emeritus Catherine Hall has been awarded the sixth Bochum Historians' Award. The €25,000 prize is awarded every three years by the History of the Ruhr Foundation to honour a historian’s lifetime work. Catherine is the first woman to receive the prize; previous recipients include Eric Hobsbawm and Jürgen Kocka. 

Published: Sep 21, 2017 5:28:23 PM

Eleanor Robson awarded £1.8m AHRC funding for new Iraq-based research network

Images of ancient historical sites, reduced to rubble, have been streaming out of Iraq and Syria and onto news media worldwide since at least 2014. In response, international aid projects have pumped millions of dollars of aid into documenting, digitising and conserving the region’s heritage. But until now, these efforts have too often ignored the relationship between the area’s ancient history and its contemporary population.

Published: Sep 21, 2017 9:04:03 AM