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.
"Welcome to History at Queen's, where we offer a broad chronological undergraduate and postgraduates programme from the ancient world to the contemporary period and specialist PhD opportunities. In addition to geographical specialisms in Irish, British, American, European, African and Asian History, we have recently developed exciting new modules and programmes in public history (offering internship opportunities) and are also noted for our specialisms in the histories of gender and race." Professor Marie Coleman
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