This site gathers together sites from the School of History at QMUL.

If you work in the School and would like to develop digital publications or create a website for your project or research network, please contact Chris Sparks to discuss your requirements.

Interactive Research Publications

  • Artists in Paris

    Artists in Paris is an open-access digital art history mapping project funded by The Leverhulme Trust and supported by Queen Mary University of London.
    The Principal Investigator of the project is Dr Hannah Williams.
    The website was designed and built by Dr Chris Sparks.

  • Rural Society in Medieval Islam

    The website is an outcome of an AHRC-funded project, ‘Rural Society in Medieval Islam’, focused on al-Nābulusī’s tax register. The project aims to make a major contribution to the knowledge and understanding of pre-modern rural societies in the Islamic world. Through an edition, translation and study of the Villages of the Fayyum, it addresses fundamental questions for the history of the medieval Middle East, such as the Islamization of rural communities, their tribal and sedentary identity, and their relations with land holders and with state officials. The project team consisted of Yossef Rapoport (Principal Investigator) and Ido Shahar.
    The site was developed by Chris Sparks.

  • The Emotions Lab

    The Emotions Lab is a public website which uses the study of the past to help us understand our feelings in the present.
    It was launched in March 2019 and was created by Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London.

  • Who Were the Nuns

    The Who Were the Nuns? project investigated the membership of the English convents in exile, from the opening of the first institution in Brussels to the nuns’ return to England as a result of the French Revolution and associated violence.
    Most were enclosed convents, in theory cut off from the outside world. However in practice the nuns were not isolated and their contacts and networks spread widely.
    On their website you will find a database of the membership, family trees, edited documents, maps and analysis of the nuns’ experiences.

  • The History of Modern Biomedicine

    The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, funded by the Wellcome Trust, studied the history of recent biomedicine principally by employing oral history methodology. Resources created by the Group include individual interviews, Witness Seminars and events.

  • The Borromei Bank Research Project

    This website is based on the work of the Borromei Bank Research Project which came into existence on 1 July 2001, following a successful application to the Economic and Social Research Council made by Professor Jim Bolton (Award R000239125). Dr Francesco Guidi Bruscoli joined on 1 January 2002. Before then, in November 2000, permission had been granted by principessa Bona Borromeo-Arese for the exclusive use of the ledgers and other allied material for research and publication. The main purpose of the project is to create electronic database versions of the two ledgers kept by the Borromei banks in London (1436-39) and in Bruges (1438). The research for this website was carried out between 2000-2004

Research Centres and Networks

  • Centre for the History of the Politcal Thought

    Established in 2007, the Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary, University of London aims to consider how new scholarship and interdisciplinary approaches have shaped our understanding and assessment of the history of political thought and the broader field of intellectual history.

  • Centre for the History of the Emotions

    The Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions, launched in November 2008, is the first research centre in the UK dedicated to the history of the emotions. One of its key objectives is to provide a focus for interactions between social and cultural historians of the emotions on the one hand, and historians of science and medicine on the other.

  • Living With Feeling

    Living With Feeling is a major Wellcome-Funded project from the Centre for the History of the Emotions. Who decides which emotions we should feel, and when, in order to be healthy? Living with Feeling will explore how scientists, doctors, philosophers, and politicians – past and present – have engaged with human emotions such as anger, worry, sadness, love, fear and ecstasy, treating them variously as causes or symptoms or illness or health, or even as aspects of medical treatment.

  • Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

    The Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies aims to consider how new scholarship and interdisciplinary methods and approaches have refigured our understanding of several developments traditionally associated with the term and period Renaissance.

  • South Asia Forum

    The Queen Mary South Asia Forum (SAF) was initiated in 2018 by a group of scholars in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and is designed to persue interdisciplinary connections for South Asia scholars within and outside QMUL.

  • Hands:On Digital Training

    HANDS:ON is a new digital training programme for medievalists organised by Cambridge University Library and Queen Mary University of London, which provides advanced students in medieval studies with practical experience in digital methods, technologies, design and collaboration. The theme for 2019 is ‘palimpsests’.