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Essex students making their mark on the Berlin Wall, 1989

Making history every day

We are a highly active community of current and future historians.

From our undergraduate students uncovering history in the field, to our research staff embarking upon academic projects around the world, you can keep up with our latest developments and read all about our current activities here.

You can also follow our student-led History at Essex blog for a student insight into life within the Department of History here at Essex.


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Julie Miller
Rare book gives new insight into Elizabeth Fry's connections to Essex

A rare first edition book, written and signed by renowned Victorian prison reformer Elizabeth Fry, has been uncovered by a history student while she was on placement at the Essex Record Office.

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Discover the changing style of Essex women
20 Nov 2019
Celebrating Colchester's oral history
20 Nov 2019
Historian in focus: James Raven
11 Nov 2019