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
  • Theme course: Bodies of Feeling: Gender and Sexual Identity since c.1500
  • Theme course: 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
  • Theme course: Masculinity and its Discontents, 200-2000
  • Theme course: Technology and Culture in a Global Context, 1000-1700
  • Theme course: Waging War in Eurasia, 1200-1945

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

Further Courses

Please note that the options listed below are illustrative and may be subject to change. Further Courses are subject to variation from year to year and the possibility of studying particular Further Subjects is especially difficult to predict because numbers are capped. If you wish to choose one of our History Further Courses we recommend you discuss this with your Study Abroad supervisor first.

  • Anglo-Saxon Archaeology c.600-750: Society and Economy in the Early Christian Period
  • The Near East in the Age of Justinian and Muhammad 527-700
  • The Carolingian Renaissance
  • The Crusades c.1095-1291
  • Culture and Society in Early Renaissance Italy 1290-1348
  • Flanders and Italy in the Quattrocento 1420-1480
  • The Wars of the Roses, 1450-1500
  • Literature and Politics in Early Modern England
  • The Iberian Global Century, 1550-1650
  • Gender and Protestant Cultures in England, 1558-1659
  • Writing in the early Modern Period, 1550-1750
  • Court Culture and Art in Early Modern Europe, 1580-1700
  • War and Society in Britain and Europe 1650-1815
  • The Metropolitan Crucible, London, 1685-1815
  • Imperial pathologies: race, medicine  and identity in the British Empire c.1720-1850
  • Histories of Madness and Mental Healing in a Global Context
  • Constructing the First New Nation: A Political History of the United States, 1781-1803
  • Nationalism in Western Europe, 1799-1890
  • Intellect and Culture in Victorian Britain
  • The Authority of Nature: Race, Heredity and Crime, 1800-1940
  • The Middle East in the Age of Empire, 1830-1940
  • Transformations and Transitions in African History since c1800
  • Modern Japan, 1868-1972
  • Nationalism, Politics and Culture in Ireland, 1870-1921
  • A Global War 1914-1920
  • China since 1900
  • The Soviet Union, 1924-1941
  • Culture, Politics and Identity in Cold War Europe, 1945-68
  • The Jews in Twentieth-Century Poland: History and Memory
  • Britain at the Movies: Film and National Identity since 1914
  • Women’s Liberation: Feminism in Britain, 1969-1990
  • Scholastic and Humanist Political Thought
  • Political and Social Thought in the Age of Enlightenment
  • Political Theory and Social Science, 1780-1920
  • Postcolonial Historiography: Writing the (Indian) Nation
  • Modern Mexico

Visiting Students

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