- Richard Carrier (1969-): American historian and advocate for both atheism and metaphysical naturalism.
- G. E. M. de Ste. Croix (1910–2000): British historian, specializing in examining the classical era from a historical materialist perspective.
- Constantine Fitzgibbon (1919–1983): Irish-American historian and novelist.
- George Grote (1794–1871): English classical historian, best known in the field for a major work, the voluminous History of Greece, still read.
- Keith Hopkins (1934–2004): British classical historian and sociologist, professor of ancient history at the University of Cambridge 1985–2001.
- Robin Lane Fox (1946–): English academic and historian, currently a Fellow of New College, Oxford, Lecturer in Ancient History at Exeter College, Oxford and University Reader in Ancient History.
- James Murdoch (Scottish journalist) (1856–1921): Scottish scholar and journalist, whose three-volume History of Japan was the first comprehensive history of Japan in the English language.
- Tony Parker (1923–1996): English oral historian, whose work was dedicated to giving a voice to British and American society's most marginalised figures.
- Francesca Stavrakopoulou (19??–): Senior lecturer in the University of Exeter's department of Theology and Religion and presenter of the BBC series The Bible's Buried Secrets.
- Pierre Vidal-Naquet (1930–2006): French classical historian.
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