This cluster represents the full scope of historical study across the span of historical periods but is not confined to history departments alone. The history of science can be found in philosophy at Leeds, for instance, and there are distinguished historical schools in classics, film studies, modern languages and international politics.

Chair: Colin Reid, Department of History, University of Sheffield

Member University Research interests
Stephen Alford Leeds Late Tudor and Elizabethan politics
Rob Hornsby Leeds Russian History; Post-war Soviet Union; Communist Eastern Europe; Post-war Europe
Kivilcim Yavuz Leeds Medieval Historiography; Medieval Origin Stories; Trojan Narrative; Classical Reception; Comparative Literature and History; Digital Humanities
Phil Withington Sheffield Citizenship, popular politics, intoxicants, urban culture and urbanization, historical linguistics, renaissance humanism, social and cultural history
Charles West Sheffield European history c700-1150; formation, development and transformation of cultural and political structures; Digital History and public engagement
Miriam Dobson Sheffield History of the Soviet Union; the social and cultural history of post-war Russia and Ukraine; Baptist and Pentecostal communities in the Soviet Union
John Cooper York Political, religious and cultural history of sixteenth-century England; the history of early colonial America and Ireland.
Catriona Kennedy York Modern British and Irish history with particular interests in the cultural history of war, politics, gender and national identity
Gerard McCann York Intersections of decolonization, global Cold War, African cultural production, Afro-Asian networks, African statehood, (de)globalization and ideas about ‘development’ since the 1950s