History and Anthropology are thriving subject areas at Queen's. We have around forty teaching staff, around seventy taught and sixty research postgraduates and around 580 undergraduates. The School is diverse and stimulating, without being overly large - it has a reputation for being friendly and supportive. There are lively student societies in both disciplines. The School has a strong international profile in both research and teaching, and has international research and student exchange partnerships with a number of overseas universities, including Vanderbilt and Georgetown Universities, Boston College and the College of Charleston (USA), and Minzu University (China).
Our teaching and research subject areas are described below:
|Queen’s has a world-wide reputation in Social Anthropology. We also offer a unique range of courses in Ethnomusicology. Our regional interests include Ireland, Britain, Australia, South Asia, the Caribbean, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Japan, Latin America and Melanesia. Specialist areas include the anthropologies of conflict, borders and transnationalism, music, dance and tourism. Read more about Anthropological Studies. Watch our School videos|
|History offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses from the ancient world to the 20th century. Our staff expertise covers a wide range of periods and subjects, including African, American and continental European history, and with particular strengths in the history of modern Ireland and Britain, and the United States, and in the history of religion. History at Queen's has been ranked in the top 100 history departments in the world. Read more about History at Queen's. Watch our School videos|
|Founded in September 2004, the Institute of Cognition and Culture is one of the world's first centres for research in the cognitive science of culture — a new and rapidly growing field in which scholars seek to explain patterns of cultural innovation and transmission over time and space using the methods and theories of the behavioural sciences. Watch our School videos|
|For over 40 years, the Institute of Irish Studies has acted as a focus for research on Ireland being undertaken at Queen's. Our research focuses on the social, political, cultural and geographical factors that have influenced the people of this island and its diasporas. The Institute offers a lively interdisciplinary MA programme in Irish Studies including archaeology, history, politics, literature, folklore, anthropology and conflict resolution, and an International Summer School run in collaboration with the Fulbright Commission. Watch our School videos|
For information on our Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes, visit our Prospective Students pages.
For information about our Research projects, publications and our current and past PhD students, visit our Research pages.
For information about the teaching and research specialisms of staff, and administrative responsibilities, visit our Staff pages.