Research area


We study how people, institutions and communities have behaved, and how societies have changed, across a wide range of historical periods from ancient to modern and in a variety of geographical settings spanning most of the globe.

Research highlights

Uncovering bias in the way we document the past

Professor James Baker researched the impact of curatorial labour on the legacy of museum collections. This inspired new perspectives on how to make our cultural heritage accessible to future generations.

Giving young people the skills to challenge myths about history

Professor Jonathan Conlin teamed up with teachers to give students the skills to challenge popular historical myths about the 1923 Lausanne Treaty.

Research institutes, centres and groups