History at Queen’s is an internationally respected centre for historical research and teaching, with a chronological range from antiquity to the present.
We have specialisms that range from the Ancient and Medieval World through to modern Africa, Asia, Britain, Ireland, Europe and North America. Our research community is known for its academic excellence and impact in society. This factor, together with our reputation for collegiality, friendliness and hospitality ensure that Queen’s historians regularly host major international conferences and public-facing events.
Our commitment to innovative teaching has witnessed more than a dozen teaching awards won by Queen’s historians in recent years.
Research expertise and projects range from those engaged with intellectual history through to public history focused projects with immediate impact outside academia. These four examples of recent projects provide a flavour of the range of research in History at Queen's.
Welcome to the Queen’s History webpages. I hope you are interested and excited by what you read on them and that you will consider joining us, as an undergraduate student, a student on one of our newly revamped MA programmes, as doctoral candidate or as collaborator or partner in one of our many areas of research expertise. Belfast is a fascinating city in which to be a historian and we have a vibrant community here at QUB History. Professor Sean O'Connell
History Disciplinary Lead
Research Area: Belfast Baths: Exploring and interpreting the historic spaces of the Victorian industrial city. “I love studying at Queen’s University because I get the opportunity to work with renowned academics in my field who bring history to life.” Rhianne Morgan, Wales