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Our research

We have a distinguished tradition as an international centre of research excellence, rated 7th nationally in the 2014 REF (by ‘research intensity’: ie. we submitted nearly all our staff, not just a selection of colleagues.) 85% of our work was judged as 3 or 4* (internationally excellent or world leading). We publish regularly in twenty-three languages and our research is unique in ranging across geographical and chronological boundaries, in archaeology, prehistory, ancient history, medieval history, early modern history, modern history, contemporary history and world history. Together, we see the study of the past as crucial for our understandings of current society, culture and politics.

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Current research

Our staff are undertaking a great range of research, among them the following projects:

Research centres and networks

Our academics and researchers work together via a wide range of centres, networks, groups and societies. These cut across departments, subjects and areas of expertise, to encourage and enable innovative, interdisciplinary research.