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Research

Historical research is an adventure. It involves the discovery of new knowledge, the cultivation of new questions and ideas, and the expansion of understanding about how human societies have developed over time and across space. All members of the academic staff in History at Southampton are active researchers. Our research interests range from the ancient world to contemporary global history, from East to West, across topics as diverse as the buildings of the Roman empire, the clothing of the Tudor and Stuart courts and natural disasters in modern China. But we have a common commitment to the creation of new knowledge, to communication of that knowledge to audiences beyond academe, and to placing the spirit of intellectual discovery at the heart of the education we provide to our students.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 87% of our research was ranked as world-leading and internationally excellent.

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Special collections
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