Skip to main content

Organisation

The first part of the module (term 1) deals mainly with theories and modelling, and students will be given plenty of opportunity to debate these in the discussions / seminars planned for that term. The second term focuses more on the material evidence. All of these sessions will take as their starting point a particular scholarly theory or key document. Towards the end of the module there are a number of geographical themes and case studies, dealing with provinces, frontier zones and regions outside the empire. The module concludes with a consideration of whether the empire can be said to have experienced ‘globalisation’ and the changes that took place with the collapse of the western empire.