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Modules

Looking for modules for next year? These are available on our 2021-2022 modules page.

Introduction

Please note that the modules listed are those we intend to run based on the latest information regarding staff availability, but that teaching staff availability can change, e.g. retirements, parental leave, or ill health, which may require the withdrawal of modules at a later point. If that is the case, students will be notified accordingly.

Please refer to the handbooks for information on policies concerning modules, including the registration process.

Syllabus

It is essential all students familiarise themselves with the degree course syllabi. This will inform you what modules you must take as core requirements of your degree as well as how many optional modules you may choose.

Module Lists

2020/2021 Modules

HI242Germany in the Age of the Reformation
Convenor: Beat Kumin
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI260Nation and Memory in Russia, Poland and Ukraine, 1800 to the Present
Convenor: Christoph Mick
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI281Being Human: Human Nature from the Renaissance to Freud
Convenor: Claudia Stein
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI289History of Russia since 1881
Convenor: Claire Shaw
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI290History of Germany, from Bismarck to the Berlin Republic
Convenor: Colin Storer
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI2A5Individual, Polis and Society: Philosophical Reflections in History
Convenor: Mark Philp
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI2B1America in Black and White? Contemporary US Race Relations in Historical Context
Convenor: Lydia Plath
CATS
15
Term
Term 1
HI2B8Caravans and Traders: Global Connections, 1200-1500
Convenor: Luca Mola
CATS
15
Term
Term 1
HI2C9War, Sex & Gender in the United States: from Civil War to WWII
Convenor: Susan Carruthers
CATS
15
Term
Term 2
HI2D2Corruption in Britain and its Empire 1600-1850
Convenor: Mark Knights
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI2D4Race, Ethnicity, and Migration in Modern Britain
Convenor: Simon Peplow
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI2E1Historiography I: Methods and Theories in their Historical Context, 1750-c.1990
Convenor: Charles Walton
CATS
15
Term
Term 1
HI2E2Historiography II: Recent and Emerging Trends in History Writing, 1990 to today
Convenor: Aditya Sarkar
CATS
15
Term
Term 2
HI2E4Research Project
Convenor: Pierre Purseigle
CATS
15
Term
Term 2
HI2E5The Supernatural in Early Modern Britain
Convenor: Martha McGill
CATS
15
Term
Term 1
HI2E9Crossing Boundaries and Breaking Norms in the Medieval World
Convenor: Aysu Dincer Hadjianastasis
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI2F4Modern China in Eight Events
Convenor: Song-Chuan Chen
CATS
15
Term
Term 1
HI2F6Science in the Early Modern World
Convenor: Michael Bycroft
CATS
15
Term
Term 1
HI2F8The Right to the City: United States Urban History in the 20th Century
Convenor: Timo Schrader
CATS
15
Term
Term 1
HI2G2From Fireplace to Cyberspace: The Folklore of the British Isles from Prehistory to the Present
Convenor: Jonathan Davies
CATS
15
Term
Term 2
HI2G4Radical Politics in Europe I (1917-1929)
Convenor: Joachim Haeberlen
CATS
15
Term
Term 1
HI2G6Africa in the First Globalization (14th-18th c.)
Convenor: Remi Dewiere
CATS
15
Term
Term 1
AM407Slavery and Slave Life in the American South 1619-1865
Convenor: Timothy Lockley
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
AM421The Drug Trade in the Americas
Convenor: Benjamin Smith
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
AM434From the Blues to Hip Hop
Convenor: Roger Fagge
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI31EStalinism in Europe, 1928-1953
Convenor: Christoph Mick
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI31JThe French Revolution, 1774-1799
Convenor: Charles Walton
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI31RThe Elizabethan Reformation
Convenor: Stefan Bauer
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI31SPrint, Knowledge and Power in Early Modern Italy
Convenor: Rosa Salzberg
CATS
30
Term
Term 1
HI31XFeminism, Politics, and Social Change in Modern Britain
Convenor: Laura Schwartz
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI31ZSexualities, Ethnicity, Class: Reinterpreting the Holocaust
Convenor: Anna Hajkova
CATS
30
Term
2
HI383Madness and Society
Convenor: Hilary Marland
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI399Britain in the 1970s: Between New Society and No Society
Convenor: Mathew Thomson
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3G5Conquest, Conflict and Co-existence: Crusading and the Crusader Kingdoms
Convenor: Aysu Dincer Hadjianastasis
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3G7Amity, Antagonism and Appeasement: Anglo-German Encounters, 1871-1945
Convenor: Colin Storer
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3G9Venice in the Renaissance
Convenor: Luca Mola/Rosa Salzberg
CATS
30
Term
Term 2
HI3H4Empire of the Book: The Global Politics of Print, 1750 to 1950
Convenor: James Poskett
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3H7Foreign Bodies, Contagious Communities: Migration in the Modern World
Convenor: Roberta Bivins
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3J1Empire and Oil: BP and the Building of Global Oil Industry in Iran
Convenor: Katayoun Shafiee
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3J3Arts and Society in Early Modern Europe
Convenor: Luca Mola
CATS
30
Term
Term 1
HI3J7Socialist Bodies: Dreams and Realties of the Physical in Soviet Russia
Convenor: Claire Shaw
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3J9Whiteness: An American History
Convenor: Lydia Plath
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3K2A Global History of Travel: Odyssey to Aeroplane
Convenor: Guido van Meersbergen
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3K3A History of Human Rights in Latin America
Convenor: Rosie Doyle
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3K4Crime & Punishment in Early Modern Europe
Convenor: Jonathan Davies
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3K6India And The Problem of Postcolonial Democracy: A History Of Events
Convenor: Aditya Sarkar
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3K7Society and Politics in Southern Africa
Convenor: Tom Lowman
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3K8The American West
Convenor: J.E. Smyth
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3K9The Chinese Port of Canton in Global-Historical Time
Convenor: Song-Chuan Chen
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3S2Dissertation
Convenor: Lydia Plath
CATS
30
Term
Full Year
HI3S3China Travel: Seeing the Chinese Empire Through Travellers Eyes
Convenor: Anne Gerritsen
CATS
30
Term
Term 1
HI907Themes and Methods in Medical History
Convenor: Prof Mathew Thomson
CATS
30
Terms
1
Type
Core (History of Medicine)
Moodle
No
Lecture Capture
No
HI961Dissertation
Convenor:
CATS
60
Terms
2
Type
Core
Moodle
TBC
Lecture Capture
TBC
HI989Theories, Skills and Methods (TSM)
Convenor: Dr Laura Schwartz
CATS
30
Terms
1
Type
Core (History MA); Outside Option
Moodle
TBC
Lecture Capture
TBC
HI991Matters of Life and Death: Topics in the Medical Humanities
Convenor: Prof Mathew Thomson
CATS
30
Terms
2
Type
Core (History of Medicine); Option
Moodle
No
Lecture Capture
No
HI992Themes in Early Modern History
Convenor: Professor Beat Kumin
CATS
30
Terms
1
Type
Core (Early Modern History)
Moodle
No
Lecture Capture
No
HI993Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Religious Cultures
Convenor: Dr Stefan Bauer
CATS
30
Terms
2
Type
Option
Moodle
No
Lecture Capture
No
HI994Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Consumption
Convenor: Prof David Lambert
CATS
30
Terms
2
Type
Option
Moodle
No
Lecture Capture
No
HI995Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Empire
Convenor: Dr Guido van Meersbergen
CATS
30
Terms
2
Type
Option
Moodle
No
Lecture Capture
No
HI996Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Gender and Sexuality
Convenor: Dr Laura Schwartz
CATS
30
Terms
2
Type
Option
Moodle
TBC
Lecture Capture
TBC
HI997Themes in Global and Comparative History
Convenor: Dr Aditya Sarkar
CATS
30
Terms
1
Type
Core (Global and Comparative History)
Moodle
TBC
Lecture Capture
TBC
HI998Themes in Modern History
Convenor: Dr Anna Ross
CATS
30
Terms
1
Type
Core (Modern History)
Moodle
No
Lecture Capture
No
HI999Themes in the History of Science, Technology, Environment and Society
Convenor: Dr James Poskett
CATS
30
Terms
2
Type
Option
Moodle
No
Lecture Capture
No