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School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Queen's University Belfast

Through our research and teaching, the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics aims to help our wider society understand the world around us. We are one of the largest and most wide-ranging schools in the university, exploring culture and society from the origins of humanity and ancient history to modern day politics. 

Alongside over 90 academic staff specialising in a wide range of fields, we are home to a large community of undergraduate and postgraduate students. We have an international reputation for excellence and we strive to develop ground-breaking research and deliver innovative teaching.


An internationally respected centre for historical research and teaching, with a chronological range from antiquity to the present.


Bringing together strong expertise in Conflict and Peacebuilding, Cognitive Anthropology, Irish Studies and Ethnomusicology. 


The central aim of philosophy is to understand the world and humanity's place in it, pursuing questions that have been of perennial interest to everyone. 

Politics and International Relations

Approaches ranging from political theory, political economy, conflict studies, and comparative government to the history of international institutions and foreign policy analysis. 


UACES 53rd Annual Conference

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics hosts 53rd Annual Conference of the University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES)

The start of the new academic year saw the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics host more than 380 academics, researchers and practitioners from across Europe and beyond for the annual conference of the University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES).

Co-organized by Viviane Gravey with Lee McGowan and David Phinnemore, the conference involved a hundred panels and more than 300 paper presentations on the European Union and aspects of European integration as well as three plenary panels on EU enlargement, Ukraine and European integration, and the prospects for the European Political Community.

Delegates also enjoyed a generous evening reception at Belfast City Hall and an annual conference dinner at the splendid Titanic Hotel on a decidedly balmy September evening.

The feedback on the conference - “a masterclass in conferences”, “an excellent annual conference. Great panels, venue, events, and people” - tells a story of a great conference and a great time in Belfast.