Cambridge is one of the largest and most diverse centres for historical research in the world. Nearly two hundred postdoctoral historians pursue teaching and research within the History Faculty and Colleges of the University, either as University Teaching Officers (UTOs), College Teaching Officers (CTOs), Junior Research Fellows (JRFs), or Post-Doctoral Fellows. Within the Faculty they are organized into eight subject groups defined by area and period, which help to coordinate both teaching and research.
On these pages you can find further information about the ways in which historical research is conducted and promoted at Cambridge – the research centres mentioned below in which many of us work, the collaborative research projects for which some of us are responsible, the many research seminars in which staff, visitors and students present their work, and the conferences we are planning.
In addition, the Faculty hosts
- The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure
- Cambridge Centre for Political Thought
and has links with the following research centres:
- History & Policy
- The Centre of African Studies
- The Centre for Financial History
- The Centre of South Asian Studies
- The Centre for History and Economics
For Cambridge staff, there are also pages to help you find appropriate sources of research funding, both internal and external funders.