Historical research at Stirling is internationally recognised as being at the cutting edge of the discipline. We form an essential part of a thriving research culture in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and make the most of the inter-disciplinarity that the School offers.
Chronologically, historical research at Stirling ranges from the Viking era to the present day. The hallmarks of our research is its broad geographical, including a special emphasis on processes of trans-national and global interactions and comparative historical work. In particular, History at Stirling is known as a centre of excellence for early American, African, and environmental history. We are currently developing our expertise in the history of Europe’s most recent past.
Our particular strengths include:
Thematically, we share interests in:
We discuss our research in three broad thematic clusters. We meet regularly (every month of the teaching semester) in informal seminars to discuss research projects, article drafts, and grant applications. PhD students play a vital role in these meetings, both as contributors and as discussants.
These clusters are -
These interests channel into our participation in Stirling University’s cross-disciplinary Centres for Scottish Studies and for Human Security and European Neighbourhood Studies as well as the Centre for Environmental History and Policy.
They reflect collaboration with an international range of academic partners, government agencies, NGOs, museums, galleries and schools. Our staff also appear as experts in the national and international media. Our research directly informs our undergraduate and post-graduate teaching.
We are especially proud of our work with local communities, especially as part of the innovative Ochils Landscape Partnership in built heritage community access and the work of History Tomorrow , our commercial branch that provides historical expertise for local community stakeholders.
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