The History Unit is situated within the School of Arts and Humanities. It engages in a wide range of research, temporally and geographically, from the Crusades and the Latin East to the Americas from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries, with strengths, too, in medieval and early modern European history, the history of technology in a global context, and nineteenth and twentieth century European studies.
The following Impact Case Studies are linked to this UoA:
- Buchenwald Child: Exposing National Myths
- Transforming Visitor Experience Across Museums and Heritage Sites: Museum Organisation and Evaluation
Research activity is concentrated in three key areas:
- The Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict: examining the origins, ideology, implementation, impact and historiography of religious violence, conflicts and cultures in the medieval and early modern periods.
- The Centre for Public History and Heritage is a Humanities-based forum that concentrates upon spatially related human activities in their contrasting urban and rural contexts in such areas as social policy, charitable and voluntary action, networks and popular culture. Centre for Public History and Heritage
- The Centre for Museum and Heritage Management focuses on all aspects of public history, and within a professional practitioner context, on how museum and heritage organisations, governing bodies and the workforce develop and deliver the vision for their public roles through their practice.