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History

History at Exeter has a global reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and we feel that understanding our past is fundamental to comprehending the contemporary challenges we face. We are proud to be one of the leading research centres for History in the UK, with a diverse academic faculty of over 65 staff across both our Streatham Campus in Exeter, and our Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

In our Department, our students and friendly, approachable staff work together, driven by curiosity and inspired by a shared passion for History. Our mission is to research and educate ourselves and others about the past and its present legacies. We aim to develop and pass on the highest standards of rigour and excellence that characterise our discipline at its best.

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University of Exeter experts nominated for the prestigious Wolfson History Prize 2022

Two University of Exeter experts have been nominated for the UK’s most prestigious history writing award.

Falklands Forty Schools Competition: Once in a lifetime opportunity for eight UK students to visit the Falkland Islands

This year the UK and Falkland Islands will mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.

Experts mark centenary of key election battle crucial for survival of Cornish liberalism

Experts are marking the centenary of a key South West political battle which proved crucial for Liberalism to survive in Cornwall.

Step back in time to explore Exeter with characters living through the city’s most dramatic moments

A colourful cast of characters living through Exeter’s most dramatic moments are bringing the city’s history to life thanks to new research.

New play co-created with people living in the South West shows long history of LGBT loneliness in the region

A new play co-created by people living in the South West shows the long history of LGBTQIA+ loneliness and belonging in the region.

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