About us

Westminster is one of the few universities in Britain to specialise in modern and contemporary history, with internationally recognised scholars working in this field.

Our expertise ranges from micro-historical analyses of the local to the global impact of internationalisation and international organisations (both legal and criminal!).

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Current and recent PhD projects

  • Exiled English convents and the politics of exclusion 1680-1829
  • National identity and the Church of England 1780-1838
  • Celebrity and the public sphere 1788-1832
  • ‘The Lost Museum’: The rise and fall of the British empire in objects
  • The history of the Polytechnic Touring Association
  • Émigrés and Anglo-American intelligence operations in the early Cold War
  • The British Army of the Rhine and the Germans 1948-1957
  • Britain and the USSR’s strategic nuclear delivery systems 1949-1962
  • Paisleyism in Northern Ireland
  • Resisting executive dominance: an assessment of executive-legislature dynamics during the UK’s entry into and withdrawal from the European Communities


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History Research Group, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

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Contact the History Research Group:

T: +44 (20) 7911 5000