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.

 

 

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

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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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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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

Our History and Politics BA is the perfect course for anyone who’s interested in the way history and politics impact on one another. It’s an exciting opportunity...

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BA

Modern History

Imagine reading Queen Victoria’s diaries, analysing Nazi reports on the Olympic Games, or considering the social and political power of African American jazz....

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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

Evelyn Phipps Memorial Lecture: Keeping fit in the Middle Ages

  • Jun 21, 2021 18:00PM
  • Online
  • Lecture
  • Free

Hosted by UEA's School of History with speaker: Professor Carole Rawcliffe (UEA) - In an age without any of the medical advances that we today take for granted, good health was a precious commodity to be preserved at all costs. How did medieval men and woman rise to the challenge involved?' All are welcome, to obtain a free place please contact his.schooloffice@uea.ac.uk by Friday 18th June

Event

Paston Footprints: Cycle routes in Norfolk's Paston country

  • Jun 1, 2021 00:00AM
  • Norfolk
  • Cycle route
  • Free

Combine heritage, storytelling and wellbeing this summer. Cycle through the beautiful Norfolk landscapes that saw the remarkable rise of the Paston family in the Middle Ages and Tudor periods. Adventure into the past to discover key landmarks and stories. Caister Castle and Norfolk Norfolk routes.

Event

SISJAC Third Thursday Lecture: Professor Akiko Walley (Oregon)

  • Jun 17, 2021 18:00PM
  • Online via Zoom
  • Lecture
  • Free

Transformation Act: Early Eighth-Century Relic Devotion and the Emerging “Prince Shōtoku Cult” at Hōryūji - Third Thursday Lecture hosted by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC). Booking essential.

Event

UEA Innovation & Impact Awards 2021

  • Jun 17, 2021 17:00PM
  • Online
  • Award Ceremony
  • Free

Since 2018, UEA Research & Innovation Services has held an annual Awards ceremony to recognise and reward UEA staff, students and recent graduates for their research, innovation and enterprise work. For the first time ever, the Innovation & Impact Awards are going online, and we are inviting you to join us for the celebrations! The Awards shine a light on projects that have created significant impact beyond academia and have involved collaborations with partners outside academia such as industry, policy makers and NGOs. Previous winners include student/graduate startups Catching a Fish in Norway, eSurgery, Safepoint and Coral Eyewear. This year’s event will include a keynote from Christie Watson, Professor of Medical and Health Humanities and author of The Courage to Care: A Call for Compassion.