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Organization

2017/18

There are two one-hour weekly lecture sessions, Mondays at 10 in Room S0.19 and Fridays at 10 in Room OC1.06, and six seminars over the autumn and spring terms. Latin-text classes are on Mondays at 9 in Room A0.05

A0.05 = in Social Sciences, Ground Floor - go in to the main entrance & turn left past the Cafe & follow the corridor until S041/S042 - then turn right into the block with 'A' rooms.

The lectures will present the basic chronological framework of the period, and will explore how to interpret many different types of primary sources, providing guidance in assessing their relative strengths and weaknesses as historical evidence, and will highlight some of the main areas of debate. After each lecture, students are advised how best to consolidate the topic covered through independent study (see further reading), and will be required to read a small article/chapter to prepare for the following lecture (see preparation). Online links are provided to facilitate access to research materials.

In addition, the group will be divided into three for seminars in the first two terms. Seminar worksheets will be distributed two weeks before each seminar, and can be accessed online. Some seminars will require formal student presentations, whilst others will take the form of a debate.

Students are advised that attendance for every lecture and seminar is necessary since the assessed essays and exam paper will draw upon the material covered in them. If you have to miss a lecture or seminar for some good reason, please let me know in advance if possible, or as soon as possible thereafter.