Our research encompasses a wide range of topics and periods, from childhood in ancient Egypt to memorialisations of the Second World War, and from crusading bishops to youth cultures in modern Britain. Our strong engagement with the public is led by the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage, which builds on and expands the activities of the long-established Manchester Centre for Regional History.
In REF2014 two-thirds of our research outputs were ranked as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*); the impact of our research was ranked 18th from all UK history departments, with all our activities recognised as 4* or 3*.
We are proud of the broad geographical and temporal scope of our research, which feeds directly into our teaching; we have particular strength in the following areas:
An annual programme of research seminars for Manchester Metropolitan University, hosted by the History Research Centre.