The Department’s range of research is very broad. We cover:
- a wide chronological span, from Ancient Greece to modernity
- a broad geographical scope, including Western and Southern Europe, North Africa, The Middle East, South and East Asia, and the Americas
- methodological diversity, from political history to digital humanities
We have core strengths in a number of research areas:
- Ancient and medieval history - Fiona Edmonds, Paul Hayward, Leif Isaksen, Theodora Jim, Alex Metcalfe.
- Early modern British / Atlantic history and Oceania c. 1500-1800 - Sarah Barber, Mercedes Camino, Stephen Pumfrey, Naomi Tadmor.
- Local and regional history, with particular reference to the North West - Paul Atkinson, Christopher Donaldson, Fiona Edmonds, Ian Gregory, Catherine Porter, Naomi Tadmor, Joanna Taylor, Angus Winchester.
- Modern and contemporary history, with particular focus on cultural history - Mercedes Camino, Ian Gregory, Patrick Hagopian, Tim Hickman, Michael Hughes, Paolo Palladino, Corinna Peniston-Bird, Thomas Rohkramer, John Strachan, Deborah Sutton, James Taylor, John Welshman, Yoke-Sum Wong.
- Digital humanities - Paul Atkinson, Christopher Donaldson, Ian Gregory, Leif Isaksen, Catherine Porter, Joanna Taylor.