History and Archives and Information Studies
Our emphasis is on 'doing history' where students use primary sources from archives and libraries right from the start
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We are an enthusiastic team of historians interested in the social, economic, cultural, and political history of the early and late modern periods. We have specialists in Scottish, British, Irish, American, European, African, Indian, and global history.
Part of the School of Humanities, we teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in our areas of specialism, including degrees in:
- History combined with a range of other subjects, including modern languages
- undergraduate & postgraduate Scottish History, on campus and by online learning
- Archives, Records Management, and Family & Local History (through the Centre for Archive and Information Studies)
Our postgraduate research students are studying a wide range of topics: from the culture of death in 20th century Scotland, to British public opinion of Spain in the early 19th century.
Research uncovers historical anti-vaccination across Scotland
A PhD student from the University of Dundee has uncovered new evidence showing how vaccine hesitancy – often thought to be a modern phenomenon – can be traced back more than 150 years in ScotlandRead story →
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Her Majesty the Queen has officially opened the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee.
Space for Practice was created to run as a fringe project alongside the 2016 Festival of Architecture, which was itself part of Scotland’s Year of Innovation and Design 2016. The project ran across three of Scotland’s architecture schools simultaneously.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the University becoming an independent institution. As part of our anniversary celebrations we will be looking at how the University has grown and changed over five decades, in a series of articles throughout the year
Although attempts were made to establish an art school in Dundee as far back as the 1850s, it was not until 1888, following the creation of the Dundee Technical Institute, that a full-time art school become a possibility
Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, received an honorary degree from the University of Dundee.
Alan Alda received his honorary degree from the University of Dundee for his work promoting the importance of good communication in science.
Dr Jim Proctor, Jalview Coordinator, Bioinformatician and Open Source Software Developer, from the School has co-authored an article in the Conversation, Data visualisation isn’t just for communication, it’s also a research tool.
Research by Rosalia Fernandez-Alonso, a post-doctoral investigator in Dr. Greg Findlay’s lab in the MRC-PPU, has been published in and featured on the cover of the July edition of the journal EMBO Reports.
Researchers led by the University of Dundee have developed a way of exploring a ‘cellular mosh pit’ that may shed light on processes such as embryo development, wound healing and cancer growth.
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