British Studies has a long and distinguished history at Northwestern. Among the many scholars who have taught the history and literature of Britain at Northwestern are W. H. Auden, Lacey Baldwin Smith, Richard Ellmann, Jean Hagstrum, Larry Lipking, Harold Perkin, T. W. Heyck, and Alex Owen.

Today, with thriving graduate programs in Art History, Comparative Literary Studies, Economics, English, History, Musicology, Political Science, Sociology, and Theatre and Drama, Northwestern offers a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars working on Britain and its imperial past. This website details the requirements of the British Studies Cluster. It also brings together faculty and graduate students, lists relevant courses and events, and provides access to the many resources for British Studies that exist at the University and across Chicago.