Visiting Scholars

The Centre welcomes expressions of interest from postdoctoral scholars and senior academics who are working in areas related to its own research interests. Academic Visitors are provided with research facilities, and encouraged to participate in seminars & workshops and contribute to the intellectual and social life of the Faculty during their visit. Visits would normally last between a term and one academic year.   

Applicants must secure independent funding for accommodation and living expenses for the period of their proposed visit and are normally asked to pay a termly charge of £250 per 3-month term or £800 for 12 months as a standard bench fee. We are unable to assist with finding accommodation, college association, travel or visa arrangements.

Please note that space available within the Faculty is very limited, and provision of a dedicated desk cannot be guaranteed. There is a charge for provision of assigned desk-space with IT equipment. The current charge is £750 per 3-month term or £2,500 for 12 months. Please note that the bench fee mentioned above is absorbed within this fee.

Prospective applicants should complete the form below which should be read in conjunction with the visitor's agreement and email the OCGH Administrator along with a cover letter and CV.

OCGH Visitor Application Form

OCGH Visitor Agreement

OCGH Visiting Scholar Report Form


Research Students

We do not participate in co-tutelle arrangements, and there are only limited opportunities for History graduates who are currently enrolled in another institution to come to Oxford on a short-term visit:

Recognised Student Status - This status is given to (a) graduate research students registered with another university and admitted by an Oxford faculty to undertake research for their degree for a minimum of one and maximum of three terms; and (b) to early career researchers admitted to work with an Oxford academic. It does not involve membership of a College or an Oxford qualification. If this is the status you need, please do not fill in the OCGH Academic Visitor Application Form, but instead apply for admission as a Recognised Student via the form here. Please note that we do not require support from our Head of Department to be included with your application.

Erasmus - Check whether your institution participates in this.

Previous visiting scholars

Dr Matthias van Rossum, Feb - Jun 2020

Dr Damiano Matasci, Jan - Feb 2020

Professor Minoru Ozawa, Mar 2018 - Mar 2019

Professor Shinobu Majima, Oct 2017 - Sep 2018 and Jan - Sep 2019

Victor Lal, Dec 2017 - Dec 2018

Dr Stuart Sweeney, Dec 2016 - Dec 2017

Dr George Malagaris (OxCIS), Nov 2016 - Nov 2017

Associate Professor Akihito Kudo (Gakushin Women's College, Tokyo), Apr - Sep 2017

Dr Tobias Metzler (Thammasat University, Bangkok), Jun - Aug 2017

Dr Marie Houllemare (Amiens/Institut de France), Sep 2016 - Aug 2017

Dr Sacha Hepburn (Warwick), Oct 2016 - Jun 2017

Dr Elisabeth Richenhagen (German Historical Institute, Paris/University of Bonn), Oct 2016 - Apr 2017

Professor Setsuko Sonoda (Kobe Women's University, Hyōgo), Mar 2016 - Mar 2017

Dr Pingtjin Thum (Sunway, Malaysia), Nov 2015 - Nov 2016

Dr Margret Frenz (Nantes), Feb - Sep 2016

Dr Richard Hill (VUW), Jan - Jun 2016

Dr Yoriko Otomo (SOAS), Oct - Dec 2015

Dr Christian Damm Pedersen (Copenhagen), Oct - Dec 2014

Dr Pedro Aires Oliveira (NOVA, Lisbon), Oct - Dec 2014

Dr Sally Percival Wood (Deakin, Melbourne), Sep - Nov 2013

Dr Tanja Buhrer (Bern), Jan - Dec 2013