Sussex cuts threaten a proud history of research-led excellence

Historians at home and abroad are fighting to stop the institution junking a tradition of intellectual integrity. Richard J. Evans says it must reconsider Earlier this year, the University of Sussex announced sweeping plans for teaching and research in history. It would withdraw from research and research-led teaching in English social history pre-1700, in the economic and political history of continental Europe before 1900, and in social and political theory (though not Early Modern intellectual…