History

visiting students

Visiting Students have a choice of broad ‘outline’ courses, and more narrowly-focussed ‘further’ courses. Course descriptions are provided for ‘outline’ courses only. Outline courses can be either primary (Major) or secondary (Minor) courses. Further courses are normally primary (Major) courses, and students may choose one per year to be taken in Hilary Term.

Availability of courses does vary. Every effort will be made to provide you with your preferred options, but please be aware that we may need to withdraw courses should the need arise. The exact content of your courses will be decided in consultation with your Director of Studies at St Edmund Hall and may depend on the teaching resources available at the time.

Outline Courses

History of the British Isles

  • The Early Medieval British Isles, 300-1100
  • The British Isles in the Central Middle Ages, 1000-1330
  • The Late Medieval British Isles, 1330-1550
  • Reformations and Revolutions, 1500-1700
  • Liberty, Commerce and Power, 1685-1830
  • Power, Politics and the People, 1815-1924
  • Changing Identities, 1900-present
  • Bodies of Feeling: Gender and Sexual Identity since c.1500
  • The Making and Unmaking of the British Isles, 1603-present

Course descriptions for the British History courses can be found on the History Faculty website

European & World History

  • The World of Late Antiquity, 250-650
  • The Early Medieval World, 200-1000
  • The Central Middle Ages, 900-1300
  • The Global Middle Ages, 500-1500
  • The Late Medieval World, 1300-1525
  • Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700
  • Eurasian Empires, 1450-1800
  • Enlightenments and Revolutions: Europe 1680-1848
  • From Independence to Empire: America 1763-1898
  • A Liberal Century? Europe 1825-1925
  • Imperial and Global History, 1750-1930
  • The Making of Modern America since 1863
  • Europe Divided, 1914-1989
  • The Global Twentieth Century, 1930-2003
  • Masculinity and its Discontents, 200-2000
  • Technology and Culture in a Global Context, 1000-1700
  • Waging War in Eurasia, 1200-1945
  • Catholicism in the Making of the Modern World, 1545-1970

Course descriptions for the European and World History courses can be found on the History Faculty website

Further Courses

  • Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: Society and Economy in the Early Christian Period
  • The Near East in the Age of Justinian and Muhammad
  • The Carolingian Renaissance
  • The Viking Age: War and Peace
  • The Crusades
  • Culture and Society in Early Renaissance Italy
  • Flanders and Italy in the Quattrocento
  • The Wars of the Roses
  • Women, Gender and Print Culture in Reformation England
  • Literature and Politics in Early Modern England
  • Writing in the early Modern Period
  • Court Culture and Art in Early Modern Europe
  • War and Society in Britain and Europe
  • The Metropolitan Crucible, London
  • The First Industrial Revolution
  • Medicine, Empire, and Improvement 1720 to 1820
  • The Age of Jefferson
  • Culture and Society in France from Voltaire to Balzac
  • Nationalism in Western Europe
  • Intellect and Culture in Victorian Britain
  • The Authority of Nature: Race, Heredity and Crime
  • The Middle East in the Age of Empire
  • Imperialism and Nationalism: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Imperialism and Nationalism: Maritime South-East Asia
  • Modern Japan
  • The Development of the World Economy since 1800
  • Nationalism, Politics and Culture in Ireland
  • A Comparative History of the First World War
  • China since 1900
  • The Soviet Union
  • Culture, Politics and Identity in Cold War Europe
  • Britain at the Movies: Film and National Identity since 1914
  • Scholastic and Humanist Political Thought
  • The Science of Society
  • Political Theory and Social Science
  • Postcolonial Historiography: Writing the (Indian) Nation

Visiting Students

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