History

Historical research thrives at UCLan, with a diverse community of historians making links across the University and the region. 85% of our publications assessed as of international quality in the last UK Research assessment (REF). We concentrate mainly on modern history since 1780, with research groupings in Labour and People’s History and in International History as well as some unique specialisms. We have a community of postgraduate students working towards our Masters by Research and for MPhils and PhDs. We have a strong commitment to public engagement, and to the community and region to which we belong. Externally, we work with local museums (such as the Harris Institute, the People’s History Museum, and Gawthorpe Hall), libraries & archives (such as Lancashire Archives and the John Rylands Library), and community organisations (such as the Whittingham Lives project and the Peterloo Memorial Campaign), often co-producing research.