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 that studying history is about exploration in a vibrant learning community of staff and students. Together we explore the subject across periods and regions with students shaping their own intellectual journey. At UEA History we know that the best way to research is to be teaching-active, seeing students as partners in our wider professional practice. We are superbly proud of our achievements.

Exciting careers in a wide range of fields, such as law, the civil service, heritage, finance, and teaching await graduates of History. Skills training is embedded into every aspect of learning and teaching. Our curriculum offers modules with work placements, a semester abroad, learning activities to develop digital skills for the creative economy, and workshops on pathways into future career destinations. You will leave us with highly-transferable skills, such as the ability to communicate effectively and to research, analyse, and present complex data.

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 regular newspaper.





Our Staff

Map of Jamaica, created 1675
10 Aug 2023

Tragedy and chaos aboard the warship Gloucester

The Gloucester’s troubled early history, intertwining maritime heritage with national and global narratives, has been revealed by research from the University of...

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Prof Peltzer smiling; he is wearing a shirt and blazer.
17 Apr 2023

British Academy Global professor boosts UEA history research

An Anglo-German collaboration researching the history of the only Englishman to have been elected King of Germany has been boosted by further funding and a...

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The Barnwell brothers with one of the Gloucester's cannons at the wreck site.
24 Feb 2023

Underwater footage offers new glimpse of royal shipwreck

Underwater footage of a 17th century royal shipwreck has been released ahead of a major exhibition opening this weekend exploring its last voyage.

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A trumpet mouthpiece found in the wreck of the Gloucester.
16 Feb 2023

Royal shipwreck artefacts revealed in new Norwich Castle Museum exhibition 

Extraordinary artefacts featured in the Gloucester shipwreck exhibition, opening soon at Norwich Castle Museum.

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