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Queen's has had a history of excellence in research since its foundation as Queen's College Belfast in 1845. This excellence has continued through successive generations, and Queen's recent achievements are part of this tradition. Both History and Anthropology are long established disciplines at Queen's, and produce research of global significance across a range of fields.

The 2008 UK Research Asssessment Exercise (RAE) results confirmed our reputation as an internationally leading research centre in both Anthropology and in History. Visit our News section for details:    >>MoreĀ 

History at Queen's was ranked in the top 100 world history departments in the QS World University Rankings 2011, 2012 and 2013 >>More

The School of History and Anthropology takes seriously its obligation to ensure that all research carried out adheres to the highest ethical standards. For this purpose the School Research Ethics Committee (SREC) was established. For more information click here

Research within the School is organised into two disciplinary Research Clusters and two specialist Research Institutes. The School also works closely with the two interdisciplinary research institutes established by QUB in 2012-13, the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities (ICRH) and Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (ISCTSJ).

See below for details of research groupings, externally funded research projects, books published, and information about our current and previous research students working for the degree of PhD:


  Research Clusters & Institutes
  Anthropology Projects   Anthropology PhD (PhD)
  History Projects   History PhD (PhD)
  PhDs completed in History since 1993   School Research Student Posters (2013)
  History and Anthropology Research Seminars   Women's and Gender History at Queen's
  Books published in 2013   Books published in 2012
  Books published in 2011   Books published in 2010
  Books published in 2009