The History Research Group at Kingston has established itself as one of the University's leading research areas enjoying an international reputation for high quality historical research. Research strengths centre upon post-1750 British, continental European, American and African history, and the history of ideas.
Specific areas of staff research expertise include:
Please see also our research students page.
The Centre promotes collaborative research and knowledge exchange between historians, archivists, curators, heritage providers and the public.
The CHR aims to:
Centred around the concept of the 'cultural text', the group includes scholars from the fields of literature, film, media, history, music, dance, performance, and journalism, who are brought together by a shared interest in the way in which narratives – written, visual, and performative – shape and have shaped individual and communal experience, material culture, and everyday life. The group is concerned both by how these diverse narratives describe cultural identities, and the contribution they make to how such identities are formed, engaging both with the role of the cultural text and the conditions of its production.