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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.

National Student Survey

A survey for all final year students, the NSS results are published nationally and will help to shape the future of Birkbeck.

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

PhD studentships in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology

Applications are now being accepted for PhD studentships for October 2017 entry.

28 March 2017 - 18:00: The Sanctuary of Apollo on Despotiko, Cyclades

Recent Discoveries and Conservation Work

22 April 2017 - 11:00: Get Started - April 2017

11 May 2017 - 18:00: Get Started - May 2017

24 May 2017 - 09:00: Zionism and Antisemitism – International Conference

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London, Call for Papers

The Postgraduate Student Experience at Birkbeck
Birkbeck in global top 100 in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

Birkbeck has been rated within the world’s top 100 institutions for English and Philosophy in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today [8 March 2017].

Heligoland: Britain, Germany and the Struggle for the North Sea

New book reveals the intriguing history of the small North Sea island of Heligoland

Birkbeck/Oxford University Museums Collaborative Doctoral Partnership

The Department of History Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London and the Institute of Archaeology/Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded three-year doctoral grant 2017-20, to work on the photographic archive of the archaeologist O. G. S. Crawford.

Exile, Imprisonment, or Death

New book by Prof Julian Swann examines the politics of disgrace in Bourbon France

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