School of History

Our School is a vibrant learning community of staff and students. We cover a wide range of periods and regions, from Medieval to Modern, from Britain and Europe to America, the Middle East, and Asia.  

We believe strongly that studying history is about exploration. The exceptionally wide range of options and choice throughout our degree programmes allow our students to shape their own intellectual journey. We subscribe to the philosophy that the best way to research is to be teaching-active, seeing students as partners in our wider professional practice.

Our graduates go on to exciting careers in a wide range of fields, such as law, the civil service, heritage, finance, and teaching. We embed skills training into every aspect of learning and teaching and offer a comprehensive programme of curricular and extra-curricular events and training sessions to enhance our students’ employability, including modules with work placements, a semester abroad, learning activities developing digital skills for the creative economy, and workshops on pathways into future career destinations. Our courses equip students with highly-transferable skills, such as the ability to communicate effectively and to research, analyse, and present data on complex subjects. 

The student-led History Society is one of the most active at UEA. It provides peer-support, organises social and cultural events, and runs its own field trips within East Anglia and Europe and produces a reguar newspaper.

 

 

BA

History

Imagine reading the first ever work of a Christian woman, examining Henry VIII’s armour, or considering the social and political power of African American jazz....

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BA

History and Politics

Explore the relationships between contemporary politics and the history of the modern world as you learn from world experts, debating the very latest research...

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BA

Modern History

Imagine reading Queen Victoria’s diaries, analysing depictions of slave ships, or considering the social and political power of African American jazz. This is...

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MA

Early Modern History

Don’t just study history: write it. Our Early Modern History Master’s degree will equip you with the tools you need to examine and interrogate primary and...

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PhD

Postgraduate Research in History

To Understand Our World, Sometimes We Need To Look At Our Past. This Is What Our Researchers And Members Of Staff Do Every Day. Our Postgraduate...

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MA

Medieval History

Study for your Master’s degree in a region steeped in Medieval History. Taught by internationally recognised scholars, our course will help you get to grips...

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MA

Modern History

On our MA Modern History you will examine contemporary trends through historical lenses, by focusing on the deeper histories of nationalism, imperialism and...

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MA

Landscape History

The English landscape has been described as the richest historical record we possess. Society has developed in geographical pockets, as reflected in our...

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Research

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  News
21 Oct 2020

How can we tackle inequalities?

Understanding how and why gender matters is vital to the arts and humanities, whether our interests lie primarily in artistic, social and cultural questions or...

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Reconstruction of the Roman Temple the Caistor team investigated
23 Sep 2020

East Anglian Studies uncovers region's rich history

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Vernacular Medicine in Colonial India book
09 Jul 2020

Indian researcher and historian wins 2020 John Pickstone Prize

Vernacular Medicine in Colonial India: Family, Market and Homoeopathy, written by Dr Shinjini Das of UEA's School of History, wins this year’s British Society of...

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Event

SISJAC Third Thursday Lecture: Introducing the Arthur Tress Collection

  • Mar 18, 2021 18:00PM
  • Online
  • lecture
  • Free - booking essential

Introducing the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books at the University of Pennsylvania with speakers: Professor Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania, and Arthur Tress
In June 2018, photographer Arthur Tress donated his collection of over 1300 Japanese illustrated books to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. The collection includes examples from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries in all genres and formats. One of the largest at any university, in scope and quality it ranks on par with collections held in the New York Public Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pulverer Collection, and others. In this talk, Arthur Tress and Julie Davis will talk about how Arthur grew the collection and discuss selected examples from the collection. Davis will also share how she is using the collection in teaching, preparing a future exhibition, and collaborating with Kislak curators and cataloguers. Davis and Tress will also say a few words about the recent gift of his photographs to the Kislak Center.