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A selection of readings compiled by historians at King’s College London
Our teaching and research is renowned for its chronological breadth, global reach and diverse curriculum.
Department research ranked 5th in the UK for research quality in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.
We are a vibrant community of historians achieving the very highest standards of research and education.
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A selection of recently published books and edited volumes by academics and staff in the King's…
30 November 2021
Visible Skin: Rediscovering the Renaissance through Black Portraiture, King’s outdoor exhibition on…
18 November 2021
Eight students developed activist research initiatives in their local communities to tackle issues…
1 October 2021
Professor of Imperial and Global History in the Department of History, has been awarded a 2021…
23 July 2021
The British Academy has elected four King’s academics as new Fellows
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