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Research projects History Research Group

Historians at The University of Greenwich have particularly strong specialisms in maritime history, imperial history, material culture in history, public history and memory, and an excellent track record of developing projects in partnership with outside stakeholders and the local community.

Historians at the university have continued to collaborate across departmental and disciplinary boundaries, particularly with colleagues in geography and maritime studies.

Completed projects include the "England's Past for Everyone" project (Heritage Lottery Fund), the successful completion of the 'Sustaining the Empire' project (Leverhulme Trust) and its offshoot the Contractor State Group, the 'Running the River Thames' project (ESRC), and the Times Higher Education award-nominated 'Memories of War' project. Other funding has come from the British Academy and the Society for French Research. A number of colleagues are engaged in planning new funding projects that will enhance our research profile.

The university as a whole is currently striving to become increasingly research-intensive and is currently in the process of recruiting twenty research professors to lead this effort, of which history will be very much a part. The History Research Group's strategy is to build further upon its existing strengths in public, regional, maritime and oral history, and to continue seeking to maximise the research potential offered by the university's location in the Old Royal Naval College and the World Heritage Site of Greenwich. A number of recent hires, including Dr Sara Pennell (early modern Britain, material culture), Dr Victoria Carolan (modern Britain, maritime history and film), and Dr Michael Talbot (Ottoman Empire and the Middle East) are all research active and, as well as diversifying the group's range of interests, will contribute to its research profile through a number of forthcoming publications and conferences.

You can find details of some of our ongoing and forthcoming research and engagement projects at the links below:

History Research Group is part of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, University of Greenwich.