History Department Welcome to the History Department. Our students voted a 93% Satisfaction rating with our courses in the NSS 2015. Find out more about our Undergraduate courses. "Taking a PhD at Hull University was the best thing I ever did." Professor Tony Badger, foremost historian of the U.K. Presidency and outgoing Master of Clare College, Cambridge. See more here. Interview with Tracy Borman Dr Borman, a graduate of Hull History Department, is a widely published and respected historian, and Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces. Broadening Horizons The Department is actively engaged with the Pioneering Hull History Centre and various regional, national and international institutions. Gateway to History We are an outward-looking Department committed to scholarship of international quality, ranging from Maritime to Economic, and Mediaeval to Modern History.