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A selection of recently published books and edited volumes by academics and staff in the King's…
15 October 2020
Dr Hannah Murphy has been named one of UKRI’s Future Leaders Fellows for her study into pre-modern…
11 October 2020
King's Alumni Dr Kenneth Dike has been referred to as ‘The Father of West African Historiography’
8 September 2020
A major Arts & Humanities Research Council funded project releases first edited collection book,…
15 July 2020
The Wellcome-funded Healthy Scepticism project, operated out of the Department of History, is…
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