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Lecture and Seminar Programme

This module will be taught through a weekly pre-recorded lecture and one one-hour seminar each week (including four workshop-style seminars).

*NOTE that direct links to essential and recommended readings (as well as some further readings) can be accessed through the Library's Talis Aspire page for this module, and look under 'My Lists'.

**Recordings of lectures, with accompanying Powerpoints, can be accessed on the university's Moodle site.

Term 1

Week

Weekly Lectures

Additional Lectures

Seminar Topics

1

Introduction and Rationale

Peter Marshall

Introduction: Europe and the World c. 1450
2

European Identities and the Identity of Europe

Jonathan Davies

  European Identities and the Identity of Europe
  Theme: The Familiar and the Unfamiliar
3

Gender and Sexual Identities

Naomi Pullin

Gender and Sexual Identities
4

Early Modern Cosmologies

Martha McGill

 

Cosmologies
5

Food, Fashion and Material Culture

Rebecca Earle

The Historiographical Review

Peter Marshall

Food, Fashion and Material Culture
6 READING WEEK
  Theme: Encounters
7

The Indian Ocean World

Guido van Meersbergen

  The Indian Ocean World
8

The European Invasion of the Americas

Tim Lockley

  The European Invasion of the Americas
9

The Mediterranean

Aysu Dincer

  The Maritime World of the Mediterranean
10

Global Trade and Global Economies

Maxine Berg

  Global Trade and Global Economies

Term 2

Week Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Seminar Topics
 

Theme: Belief

1

The Origins of Reformation

Peter Marshall

  The Origins of Reformation
2

The Impact of Reformation

Peter Marshall

  The Impact of Reformation
3

Catholic Christianity in Global Context

Anne Gerritsen

  Catholic Christianity in Global Context
4

Popular Culture and Witchcraft

Beat Kümin

  Popular Culture and Witchcraft
5

Religion, Science and Print

Michael Bycroft

The 2000-word Essay

Peter Marshall

Religion, Science and Print
6 READING WEEK
  Theme: Power
7

States, Empires and the Performance of Power

Jonathan Davies

  States, Empires and the Performance of Power
8

Popular Politics and Protest

Beat Kümin

  Popular Politics and Protest
9

Race and Slavery

Dexnell Peters

  Exploring Slavery through Databases
10

Rival Empires

Luca Mola

  External Challenges/Rival Empires

Term 3

Week Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Seminar Topics
1

Enlightenment and Revolution

Mark Knights

  Enlightenment and Revolution
2

Conclusions

Peter Marshall

The Research Project

Peter Marshall

Conclusions and Preparing for the Research Project