The University of Southampton
HistoryPart of Humanities

From past to present.Encounter the past from ancient Egypt to the War on Terror

Global contexts.We teach and research histories from around the world, from Calcutta to Cape Town, Sarajevo to Southampton

We are a large department with staff expertise ranging from the ancient world to contemporary global history, and focusing upon gender history, the history of warfare, imperial history and social and political history.

We are ranked 3rd in the UK for the quality of our research (REF 2014). As well as writing new and challenging histories, our staff advise governments, the media, and cultural institutions. Southampton History research happens at the university, but goes far beyond it.

Join the debates at Southampton on our wide-ranging undergraduate degrees and stimulating post-graduate programme.

  • 31 October 2016

    Medieval Swansea project shortlisted for n...

    A project which has brought to life the medieval history of Swansea...

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  • 24 March 2016

    Avenue campus gets a multi-million pound m...

    Humanities at Southampton is renowned for its high calibre of resea...

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  • 3 - 6 April 2017

    Objects and Possessions: Material Goods in...

    We have longstanding interests in the material culture of the perio...

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  • 20 - 22 July 2017

    "This Unpredictable Person": Charles Kings...

    The Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research are proud to...

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