Research and innovation
As a large and diverse School, our academic expertise is broad and we are committed to active research across a range of specialist areas.
Our personal tutor and peer mentoring schemes, as well as our regular seminar series and events, encourage active engagement with research from both staff and students across the School. We take a collaborative approach to research and work closely with partners including other academic schools as well as external organisations, making use of the rich resources on hand in Leeds, both at the university and in the wider area.
We are also part of a number of affiliated research groups, working closely with other Schools across the University.
Our research is clustered into six over-arching themes bringing together a variety of research projects.
The Medieval Studies research group explores a broad chronological and thematic range from early middle-ages to the first decades of the sixteenth-century.More on Medieval Studies
Health, Medicine and Society
The Health, Medicine and Society research group examines the social and cultural history of health and medicine.More on Health, Medicine and Society
War and Peace
From historic conflicts to modern day national security and terrorism, this group examines issues relating to global war and peace across history.More on War and Peace
Cities and Space
The Cities and Space research group looks at urban culture and society issues from public health to demographics and political activism to urbanisation.More on Cities and Space
Women, Gender and Sexuality
The Women, Gender and Sexuality's group looks at societies construction of gender across historic periods and global geographies.More on Women, Gender and Sexuality
From empires to post-colonial states and the world wealth division, the Global History group focuses on historical problems of global change.More on Global History
Impact and engagement
Our aim is that our research has a positive influence on society's understanding of social, political and cultural developments over time and how history has shaped our world today.
We have a large number of innovative and powerful projects that range widely by period, geographical region, and theme.
Northern History was the first regional historical journal in England and it was established in the School of History by Gordon Foster in 1966.
The School of History offer Fellowships to support study and research within the School. These include the Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) and our Visiting Fellowships.