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Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London

A Centre of Original and Influential Research

Our consistently strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework places the the Department among the top in the UK.

A Great Place to Study

Our academic staff are recognised internationally as authorities in their field and deliver stimulating teaching programmes at all levels.

SSHP Study Support Workshops

Academic skills workshops for undergraduate students in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture

Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture by Catherine Merridale, the author of numerous award-winning books on Russian history, on the 22nd of May

The Postgraduate Student Experience at Birkbeck
Humboldt Research Prize for Professor Trentmann

Empire of Things author will use award to spend time in Germany working on moral economy

British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Early career fellowships available.

Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture: Russia’s revolution and the destruction of the past

Professor Catherine Merridale said that Russia shows us how history matters and called on historians to be witnesses to a past that is vanishing from public consciousness

Archaeology, classics and geology courses ranked in national top 10 by Complete University Guide

It is the first time that Birkbeck has appeared in the ranking, following the establishment of full-time undergraduate degree programmes

New MSc in War and Humanitarianism

Taught by leading scholars in the fields of history, geography, politics, philosophy and psychosocial studies, the programme will give you advanced knowledge of the concepts, theories, histories and policy implications of war and humanitarianism in the world today.

Why Study for a BA in History at Birkbeck, University of London