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Supporting History Research

Historians at The Open University support the discipline nationally and internationally by engaging in a wide range of research-related activities. We have access to unique channels to make our research available to diverse communities. You can find our research freely available on OpenLearn, the OU’s free learning platform.

We are editors, review editors and editorial board members for journals including Crime, Histoire et SociétésCold War HistoryJournal of Contemporary HistoryModern and Contemporary France, and The Royal Studies Journal.

We are active peer reviewers for national and international funders, including the AHRC, British Academy, Irish Research Council, European Research Council, Austrian Science Fund, Horizon 2020, Israel Science Foundation, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

Members of the Department hold fellowships of the Royal Historical Society, the Higher Education Academy, Royal Asiatic Society, the Historical Association, Royal Society of Arts, History UK (HE) Steering Committee. We are active members of 19 national and international societies.

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