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Welcome from Professor Elaine Chalus, Head of the Department of History

Hello! I’m Professor Elaine Chalus, Head of the Department of History, and I’m very pleased to welcome you to the Department. 

History at Liverpool is staffed by internationally recognised researchers who are also strongly committed to teaching. We work to ensure our students receive a challenging, wide-ranging education and the skills they need to enter the workplace successfully. 

As one of our History students, you will have the opportunity to gain both broad comprehensive historical knowledge and develop your own expertise by following your passions. We offer a wide range of modules: from late antiquity through to the present, from the local through to the global, and across the latest developments in social, political & cultural histories.

Our approach to History is transactional. We believe that studying History at University level involves students and staff working and learning together. It is a process where the end goal goes far beyond remembering dates and places; our aim is to see our students leave Liverpool as broadly educated, historically grounded, active citizens. With this in mind, we will work with you through your degree to develop and hone your skills in historical research, deep reading, strong analysis and oral and written communication. 

We know that good communication with our students matters and that it is going to be even more vital this year than ever, as we continue to deal with the impact of the pandemic. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. Our School Student Support Centre, based at 11 Abercromby Square will open on Monday, 21 September, from 10am – 3pm, Monday – Friday, or you can email us at

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