Research areas

About our research

Lancaster's History Department is a buzzing centre of historical learning

Research areas

Our researchers include academic staff, emeriti, doctoral students, post doctoral associates, honorary researchers, and visitors from Britain and overseas

We boast a fascinating range of internationally recognised research; but we are also rooted in our locality and have a deep commitment to the North West and to its history.

82% of Lancaster University History Department’s research has been ranked world-leading or internationally excellent, the two highest categories, in the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The Department’s research environment is 100% world-leading or internationally excellent

Regional Heritage

The Regional Heritage Centre (RHC) fosters engagement with the regional community in the field of cultural heritage.

Research Areas

Research in the department covers a broad chronological span, geographic scope, and methodological diversity

Research areas

Staff Research Interests

Our staff have a wide range of research interests in the field of history.

Summary of Staff Research Interests


We are a thriving centre of historical scholarship with a strong record in internationally recognised published research. 

A highlight of staff published work


Our research benefits the community, engages with the public and informs current social, cultural and political debates.

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Members of the department are involved in a fascinating range of externally funded research projects.

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