A leading centre for historical research, the Department of History has particular research strengths in three areas:

  • Medieval and early-modern history
  • Contemporary history (20th-century Britain and Europe);
  • Colonial, global and transnational history.

Current projects

These are a selection of projects led by our academics that receive external funding:

See all our current research projects

Engaging the public

We are passionate about our research and work hard to share our passions with the general public. Find out more about our public engagement.

Interested in being a visiting researcher?

If you would like to be a visiting researcher at the University of Bristol, please see the School of Humanities' guidelines for visiting researchers, where you will also find an application form.