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History Facilities

Study History at Hull students at Hull have access to a wealth of resources, both online and in the refurbished University library. Our specialist resources include the Hull History Centre, the Maritime Historical Studies Centre, and the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation.

Hull History Centre

Hull History Centre

The Hull History Centre is the home for the University and city's archives, plus a specialised local studies library. The archives date back to 1299 and are amongst the best in the country. Resources include: records reflecting Hull's maritime history, papers of some of Hull's most notable figures, including Amy Johnson and William Wilberforce, plus over 100,000 photographs, illustrations, maps and plans - it's a fantastic resource for your studies.

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Wilberforce Institute

The Institute generates world-class research, advancing public understanding of both historic and contemporary slavery. It also hosts a growing library and archive of books, materials, and electronic collections relating to slavery past and present.

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Maritime Historical Studies Centre

The Maritime Historical Studies Centre undertakes research into the interaction of human societies and the marine environment - the relationship that lies at the heart of maritime historical studies. The Centre hosts a range of talks and lectures, and their research underpins modules themed around maritime historical studies.