The Historian is a collaborative blog, published from the School of History at Queen Mary University of London. On our blog, you will find the latest cutting-edge historical research as well our historians’ reflections on global and local headlines.

The Historian embraces a broad interpretation and application of history. We welcome posts that offer historical perspectives on current events, updates on current historical research, reflections on taught modules and the experiences of QM history students, as well as reviews of relevant books, plays, museum exhibitions, films, TV documentaries and period dramas, and podcasts. We will also be posting multimedia interviews with staff, students, and friends of the QM School of History, both past and present.

The Historian offers a window on the life of the Queen Mary School of History, conveying the richness, breadth and variety of our activities as an academic community. The blog provides an opportunity to all members and friends of the School to share their work and experiences, fostering a strong sense of intellectual community through shared endeavour.

The blog is edited by Chris Sparks.  Previous members of the editorial team have included Thomas Dixon, Jennifer Wallis, Hannah Williams, and Vanessa Lim.

If you would like to make a submission, please read our Guide for Authors, and for further information, please e-mail c.sparks@qmul.ac.uk.

The School of History at Queen Mary, London’s only campus university, is one of the largest, friendliest and most distinguished history departments in the country. Whether you are looking to study history as an undergraduate, a postgraduate or to find out about our staff and their research we hope you will find what you are looking for on the website.