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Academic Publications

A selection of publications from the academic staff of the History Department.

Academic Staff

The Department's permanent academic staff research and teach a wide variety of themes and topics, spanning the Renaissance/early modern era and the modern period.

Address

Department of History, University of Warwick, Humanities Building, University Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom.

Administrative Staff

The Department's administrative and support needs are met by a team of dedicated staff with a wide variety of remits and functions.

Administrator, Departmental

First point of contact for HR issues, staff workloads, finance issues, Department website, UG module allocation, Department and University procedures, monitoring and reporting requirements.

Administrator, ERC Project "Europe’s Asian Centuries, Trading Eurasia 1600-1830"

The Project Administrator is responsible for providing the administrative support for the ERC-funded project "Europe’s Asian Centuries, Trading Eurasia 1600-1830".

Admissions, Postgraduate

The Graduate programme in History is one of the liveliest and most diverse in the UK. Each year, fifty or so Masters students work on one of several taught MA programmes, each of which combines lecture and seminar-style instruction with a substantial 20,000-word MA dissertation. Alongside these students, seventy or so MA by Research and PhD students work on topics that extend from the early modern period, from the Americas through Britain and Europe to Asia.

Admissions, Undergraduate

Studying History at Warwick is a truly international experience. The modules of study introduce students to history around the globe. There are opportunities to study abroad in all our programmes; the Department encourages modern foreign language skills; and many staff members in the Department conduct research in foreign languages and have themselves received higher degrees from institutions outside of the UK. Our degree courses are well-structured, built around core modules with a wide range of optional modules to suit individual interests. The Department has a considerable number of full-time academic staff who offer an extensive range of modules spanning the period from the late fourteenth century to the present day. Traditional strengths have included the Americas, Renaissance and early modern British and European history, and the modern history of Britain, France, Germany, Eastern Europe and Russia. More recently the Department has extending its teaching substantially into global history, with a concentration of expertise on China and South Asia. The degree courses foster a wide range of transferable skills including independent study, research, analytical communication, IT, group-work and language skills.

Advanced Options, Undergraduate

Advanced Options address a challenging topic with particular emphasis on conceptual, methodical and/or interdisciplinary issues, using a range of primary materials, but focusing above all on advanced scholarship and historiographical debates.

Americas Research Seminars

One of a range of research seminar series ran by the History Department.

Anniversary, Fiftieth

Details of the verious activities and events that the History Department is participating in to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Warwick University.

Arnold, David (Emeritus Professor)

History of science, environment, technology and medicine; colonialism and nationalism in modern South Asia.

Assessed Essay Deadlines, Undergraduate

The departmental deadlines for the submission of undergraduate assessed essays.

Assessment, Undergraduate

Information regarding academic progression; calculation of degree classification; methods of assessment; examinations; special circumstances; marking; and graduation.

Associate Fellow

Several eminant and promising scholars hold the post of Associate Fellow in the History Department.

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Being Human: Medicine and the Human Sciences

"Being Human: Medicine and the Human Sciences" is a research network and series of events funded by the Institute of Advanced Study. It investigates the interplay of neuroscience, medicine, philosophy, psychology, sociology, law and history to contemplate the nature of consciousness and being is, historically, presently and looking towards a - potentially - post-human future.

Berg, Maxine (Professor)

Global trade and material culture in the early modern world; Economic and social history in 18th and early 19th century Britain and Europe; Intellectual history.

Bivins, Roberta (Dr)

Technology, medicine and immigration in the 20th century; post-war medical research and healthcare delivery patterns in the UK and USA.

Board of the Faculty of Arts

The Board of the Faculty of Arts reports to the Senate, both directly and via the Board of Graduate Studies, the Board of Undergraduate Studies and the Academic Quality and Standards Committee.

Board of the Faculty of Arts, Graduate Studies Committee of the

Responsible to the Board of the Faculty of Arts. To advise the Faculty on matters pertaining to graduate affairs. Such matters may originate within the Faculty or may be referred from the Board of Graduate Studies.

Board of the Faculty of Arts, Undergraduate Studies Committee of the

Responsible to the Board of the Faculty of Arts. To advise the Faculty on matters pertaining to undergraduate affairs. Such matters may originate within the Faculty or may be referred from the Board of Undergraduate Studies.

Branch, Daniel (Professor)

Political and social history of post-colonial Kenya, with specific reference to the Mau Mau rebellion.

Butters, Humfrey (Emeritus Reader)

Florentine politics in the early 16th century; late medieval France; the history of the Roman Empire and Roman law.

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CAS Secretary

First point of contact for CAS electronic module registration, CAS course registration and transfers, CAS examinations.

Capp, Bernard (Emeritus Professor)

Radical movements in 17th century England; popular beliefs and popular cultures; women in early modern England.

Caribbean Studies, Yesu Persaud Centre for

Established in 1984 with the principle aim of stimulating teaching and research on the Caribbean. The Centre also encourages study of the Caribbean in an Atlantic context, emphasising African, North and South American, Asian and European influences from a comparative, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective. Additionally, it serves as a national forum for individuals and organisations with an interest in and concern for the diaspora as well as those countries bordering the Caribbean. 

Centre for the History of Medicine

A research centre hosted by the History Department and established in 1999, the Centre for the History of Medicine (CHM) brings together activities in medical history from across the University. A lively, interdisciplinary community, the Centre runs a programme of workshops, seminars and conferences, many of which are open to the public. The Centre also coordinates the activities of the MA in the History of Medicine, and a large cohort of postgraduate students.

Centre for the History of Medicine Coordinator

The Centre Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Centre, including the management of finance, personnel, facilities, and research contracts. They also contribute to the formulation of Centre strategy; ensures the Centre operates within policies and procedures of the University and external funding organizations; contributes to the development of funding applications; and organises conferences, seminars and other events and meetings.

Centre for the Study of the Renaissance

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance has around thirty members drawn from the academic staff of the departments of Classics, English & Comparative Literature, French Studies, Italian, History, and History of Art. The Centre aims to promote learning and research in the history and culture of the Renaissance. It offers a graduate programme, hosts visiting fellows and postdoctoral researchers, and generally provides opportunities to colleagues within the university and in partnership with academic institutions in Britain and abroad to mount research projects and organise seminars and conferences to advance and stimulate our understanding of the Renaissance’s cultural heritage.

Centre, Global History & Culture

A research centre hosted by the History Department, the Centre provides a focus for the interdisciplinary study of global history and culture at an international level. It encourages the development of research projects in the field of Global History and Culture that will benefit both the University and the wider academic community. Its activities include symposia, conferences, day schools and seminar series; honorary visiting fellowships, postgraduate exchanges and postdoctoral fellowships. The Centre aims to place the study of global history and culture in a wider international academic community by fostering research-interchange programmes and networks with research groups and centres in other parts of the globe; and by encouraging graduate research in Global History and in wider world approaches to History and Culture in the University.

Chris Clark Prize

This prize is named after Chris Clark, a former member of academic staff in the School of Comparative American Studies, and is awarded to the final year CAS UG student with the highest overall performance of their degree year.

Comparative American Studies (CAS)

An integral part of the History Department, the School of Comparative American Studies (CAS) manages its own 4-year undergraduate degree course, "History, Literature and Culture of the Americas". In addition to their base within History, its core staff also have close links with English, Politics, and Film Studies.

Computing for Historians

An optional skills component which provides training in how to use IT and spreadsheet skills to enhance historical research. It is available to all students, but may be of particular interest to first year undergraduate students studying the 'Making of the Modern World' core module and to postgraduate students completing the quantitative research skills element of TSM. It will show students:

  • how to use and manipulate access and excel databases
  • how to use access and excel to create databases to work on
  • how to create and select charts and tables to enhance your written work
  • how to find and utilise online and library resources, including tables and databases
Conference, Postgraduate

The postgraduate conference is an annual event where the Department’s MA and PhD students make short presentations to both staff and their fellow students. The conference is held in the third term and is organised by student volunteers with the assistance of the Postgraduate and Research Coordinator.

Coordinator, Centre for the History of Medicine

The Centre Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Centre, including the management of finance, personnel, facilities, and research contracts. They also contribute to the formulation of Centre strategy; ensures the Centre operates within policies and procedures of the University and external funding organizations; contributes to the development of funding applications; and organises conferences, seminars and other events and meetings.

Course Regulations

All undergraduate and postgraduate course regulations for each department of the University.

Course Specifications

All undergraduate and postgraduate course specifications for each department of the University.

Croff, Chiara (Mrs)

Venice Research Centre Administrator.

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Davies, Jonathan (Dr)

Early modern European history, especially violence; the Italian states between 1350 and 1600, especially Tuscany.

Davis, Angela (Dr)

The history of motherhood in post-war Britain and Jewish maternity in England and Israel, with an emphasis on oral history.

Degree Programmes (Undergraduate)

The Department of History offers several different degree programmes, catering to a wide range of interests in the study of History. Teaching on all of the programmes is generally delivered via lectures, seminars and tutorials. However, tutors employ a wide range of other methods to supplement these standard formats including web-based forums, podcasts, workshops, presentations, group work and field trips.

Department Secretary

First point of contact for UG admissions, UG open days, staff timetabling, space management and room bookings, health & safety, hourly-paid staff contracts.

Departmental Administrator

First point of contact for HR issues, staff workloads, finance issues, Department website, UG module allocation, Department and University procedures, monitoring and reporting requirements.

Dissertation, Undergraduate

A dissertation is compulsory for all History single honours students and an option for all joint degree students. This module allows students to undertake a substantive piece of historical research and produce an article-length essay at the end of it. It gives students the opportunity to work in a way similar to an academic historian: identifying a suitable research topic; mastering the relevant historiography; immersing themselves in a wide variety of primary sources, where appropriate; and being able to sustain a coherent and logical argument. As a final year module it encourages students to put the training received in their earlier years of study to practical use.

Doughty, Sarah (Ms)

Postgraduate and Research Coordinator.

Drinking Studies Network, Warwick

The Warwick Drinking Studies Network is an interdisciplinary research group that brings together scholars who work on any aspect of drink and drinking culture in any society and in any time period. The network members includes several members of the History Department.

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Earle, Rebecca (Professor)

Colonial and 19th century Spanish American history.

Early Modern Forum, 1450-1850

This Forum aims to give students and staff a place that links them to relevant information and resources which cover a large time period (1450 to 1850). It also aims to encourage the exchange of ideas and aims to promote interaction with others through a variety of different media. For example, you will find information about relevant seminars held in various departments at Warwick, but also ways of discussing what you heard beyond the seminar itself; you will find information about conferences, but also ways of following up ideas or people. You can find information about resources that might help you with your research, either in the form of links to other sites, electronic feeds of journal pages or dissertations written by previous students.

Early Modern History

Highlighing the Department's many strengths in Early Modern History.

Early Modern Seminars

One of a range of research seminar series ran by the History Department.

East India Company at Home, 1757-1857

The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 is a 3-year research project (beginning in September 2011 and ending in August 2014) funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project is one of the many externally-funded research programmes developed under the aegis of Warwick University’s Global History & Culture Centre.

Eighteenth Century Centre

The Warwick Eighteenth Century Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre based in the Department of History. The Centre runs, and is associated with, major research projects as well as providing a forum for academic staff and postgraduate students in the Humanities, including members of the departments of History, English, French and History of Art. The Centre is closely involved with the Early Modern and 18th Century Forum. This Forum aims to give students and staff a place that links them to relevant information and resources which cover a large time period (1450 to 1850). It also aims to encourage the exchange of ideas and aims to promote interaction with others through a variety of different media. The Centre organises regular sessions of the 'Eighteenth Century Seminar' throughout the academic year, and is closely involved with the Department of History’s MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies.     

Eighteenth Century Seminars

One of a range of research seminar series ran by the History Department.

Eighteenth-Century Studies, MA in

This interdiciplinary MA draws on options from the Departments of History, English and History of Art. It examines new approaches to major themes on eighteenth-century Britain, Europe and the wider world: enlightenment, consumption and luxury, gender, the middling classes, culture and commerce, material culture, global history, political radicalism and scientific and medical culture.

Emeritus Staff

A considerable number of former staff have contributed to the success of the Department over the years.

Erasmus Programme

The History Department offers its undergraduate students the opportunity, on a competitive basis, of spending a full academic year with one of several European Universities through the Erasmus programme.

Essay Deadlines, Undergraduate Assessed

The departmental deadlines for the submission of undergraduate assessed essays.

Europe's Asian Centuries, Trading Eurasia 1600-1830

Hosted by the Global History & Culture Centre, this four-year European Research Council project brings global perspectives and interdisciplinary methods to bear on histories of industrialization, consumer society and material culture. It investigates the key connector that transformed the early modern world: the long-distance trade between Asia and Europe in material goods and culture. That trade stimulated Europe’s consumer and industrial revolutions, and re-orientated the Asian trading world to European priorities. Europe’s pursuit of quality goods turned a pre-modern encounter with precious and exotic ornaments into a modern globally-organized trade in Asian export ware. But ironically the result was Europe’s industrialization and China’s and India’s displacement as the world’s manufacturer.

European Early American Studies Association

The European Early American Studies American is designed to foster international collaboration between early Americanists throughout Europe. As such, it provides a multilateral European alternative for the practice of early American history, an increasingly international field, different from normal bilateral relationships between individual Europeanists and scholars and institutions in North America.

European History Research Centre (EHRC)

The principal aims of the EHRC are to provide a centre for research activities related to European History, to further advance research in the broad field of European History, to facilitate collaboration between members of staff working in similar areas across the academic departments and faculties of the University, and to stimulate and support inter-disciplinary research especially across the Arts and Social Sciences. In particular the Centre is keen to develop work cutting across time periods, looking at Europe's negotiations of its borders and boundaries, and examining its links to the wider world.

European World 1500-1750 (HI203)
'The European World 1500-1750’ is a core module which all second-year single honours history students take and is also available to other students as an option. This module is designed to provide a broad survey of European developments in the early modern period, extending the survey taken in Year 1 on ‘The Making of the Modern World’. It complements the Department’s early modern options (which often focus on aspects of social history in particular national settings) by providing an overview of structures of European society in the early modern period. It examines the main features of development and change through four themes: 1) Society and Economy 2) Religion 3) Culture and 4) Politics.
Evans, Amy (Mrs)

Global History and Culture Centre Secretary.

Expertise, Research

A list of the Department's academic staff detailing their research areas, and allowing dynamic selection by time period, geographical region, and historical theme.

External Websites

A collection of useful websites of various external organisations.

ePortfolios, Student

Student ePortfolios are an online record of academic life. They are a collection of web pages, representing and showcasing individual research, ideas, experience, resources and academic interest. With an audience of fellow researchers, the Warwick community, potential employers and the wider academic world, an ePortfolio provides structure and presentation surpassing what can be achieve by a CV or blog.

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Fagge, Roger (Dr)

US history since the Civil War, especially labour and cultural history; J.B. Priestley.

Fax Number

+44 (0)24 76523437.

Felix Dennis History Essay Prize

In 1999 the publisher, poet and enterpreneur Felix Dennis generously sponsored an essay prize for the best third-year undergraduate History essay at the University of Warwick. These essays represent the very best undergraduate research that takes place in the Department and many of the prize winners go onto further research and study.

Fiftieth Anniversary

Details of the verious activities and events that the History Department is participating in to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Warwick University.

Final-Year Undergraduate Modules

A list of final-year undergarduate modules currently available. Please note that this list changes from year to year depending on staff availability and student demand.

First-Year Undergraduate Modules

A list of first-year undergarduate modules currently available. Please note that this list changes from year to year depending on staff availability and student demand.

Former Staff

A considerable number of former staff have contributed to the success of the Department over the years.

French and History

French and History is designed to enable students with an interest in France to study French History together with French literature, thought and culture. Its flexible course structure allows individual students to follow their particular preferences and to emphasise either History or French. French language classes are an integral part of the course, so that graduates from this degree also have French language teaching qualifications. Applications and administration for this degree are handled by the French Department.

Funding, Postgraduate

Details of funding opportunities for prospective postgraduate students.

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Gender and Feminist Theory Reading Group

This reading group is open to all researchers whose work engages with questions of gender and feminism. It aims to provide the opportunity for close reading and in-depth discussion of theoretical texts. We hope to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives, and to develop an informal space in which we can learn from each other in thinking-through what are often challenging conceptual issues.

Gerritsen, Anne (Professor)

Society and religion in early modern China; women and gender in late imperial China; Jiangxi local history.

Glasses Booking

Schedule of bookings for the departmental glasses.

Global History & Culture Centre

A research centre hosted by the History Department, the Centre provides a focus for the interdisciplinary study of global history and culture at an international level. It encourages the development of research projects in the field of Global History and Culture that will benefit both the University and the wider academic community. Its activities include symposia, conferences, day schools and seminar series; honorary visiting fellowships, postgraduate exchanges and postdoctoral fellowships. The Centre aims to place the study of global history and culture in a wider international academic community by fostering research-interchange programmes and networks with research groups and centres in other parts of the globe; and by encouraging graduate research in Global History and in wider world approaches to History and Culture in the University.

Global History & Culture Centre Secretary

First point of contact for all enquiries related to the Global History & Culture Centre.

Global History Seminars

One of a range of research seminar series ran by the History Department.

Global History, MA in

This innovative MA course is one of the first in the UK to focus specifically on global history. It offers students the chance to investigate one of the most dynamic areas of current historical enquiry and debate. At its centre is a core module which looks at the way in which global history has emerged, the methods it adopts, the subject areas it addresses and the criticisms it has attracted. As well as surveying ‘global’ trends, the MA also provides a route into the study of major regions of the globe, including Latin America, India and China.

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HEA History Subject Centre

Website of the former HEA History Subject Centre (2000-2011), housing a resources repository collected and produced by the Subject Centre for the History community.

Handbooks, Undergraduate Student

All current undergraduate student handbooks.

Hardiman, David (Emeritus Professor)

South Asia during the British colonial period; Indian nationalism; history of subordinate groups; environmental history; medical missionaries; healing practices of Indian adivasis.

Heads of Department

A list of all History Heads of Department, from the creation of the Department in 1965 to the present.

Heuman, Gad (Emeritus Professor)

The Caribbean during slavery and after emancipation; slavery and race relations in 19th century Jamaica.

Hindle, Steve (Associate Fellow)

The social, cultural and economic history of England, 1500-1800, especially the social order, poverty and popular unrest.

Hinton, James (Emeritus Professor)

Social history of mid-twentieth century Britain: shop floor organisation, economic planning and the question of industrial democracy; and the voluntary work undertaken by upper and middle-class female social leaders.

Historical Studies Part-Time Degree

The Historical Studies degree offers a broad introduction to the study of history by drawing on the strengths not only of the History Department, but also of other departments which teach historical subjects.

Historiography (HI323)

'Historiography' is a core final year module, compulsory for all single-honours History students and available as an option to other final year students. The module complements teaching in specialised modules, by providing a broad context for understanding developments in the discipline of history during the modern period. It asks students to consider what form of thinking and writing (what kind of human endeavour) `history’ is, and to relate the historiographical developments discussed during the course, to the works of history they study on Advanced Option and Special Subject modules.

History Research Seminars

One of a range of research seminar series ran by the History Department.

History SSLC

SSLCs are committees made up of student representatives and members of academic staff. They provide an accessible arena for students to discuss with staff issues connected to teaching, learning and student support. They also provide an opportunity for the department to receive feedback from students, particularly if changes to a course are proposed.

History Society

Warwick historySoc is for everyone who studies, or is generally interested in, anything Historical at Warwick Uni. The society is for socialising, support and banter, but also for academic and career advancement in the wider world. Becoming a member is a great way of meeting and networking with fellow Historians in all year groups.

History and Italian

History and Italian is designed to enable students with an interest in Italy to study History together with Italian language, literature, thought and culture.

History and Philosophy

History and Philosophy, a new course with its first student intake in October 2016, is designed for students who understand the importance of thinking critically about how we know and experience the world, but who also recognise the importance of linking precision in thought and analysis to a grounded understanding of different historical periods. Who are interested in ideas for their own sake, but recognise that they are developed in particular contexts, for particular purposes, and reflect the conditions under which they are produced. One way of thinking about philosophy, first articulated by Plato, is that it is a way of transcending the historically contingent world. In contrast Hegel, talks of philosophy painting its grey in grey – as the outcome and expression of distinctive historical processes. Between them they sketch a continuum of ways of thinking about ways of understanding the relationship between history and philosophy.

History and Politics

The History and Politics degree offers complementary approaches to major aspects of past and present human activity, and sets contemporary political problems in their historical perspective. The special interests of the staff in these two large departments cover most areas of the world. By selecting appropriate options students can pursue a special interest in the history and politics of a particular European country, the United States, Russia, or the Far East for example.

History and Sociology

The History and Sociology degree programme allows students to explore, amongst other things, the approaches and methods used by historians and sociologists. It reflects a convergence of interests among the teaching staff at Warwick between historically-minded sociologists and sociologically-minded historians. All first year students take the core History module 'Making of the Modern World (HI153)' with either 'Gender, Class and Empire: British Society and British Imperialism since 1750' or 'Social Welfare in Britain'. This module combination introduces the conceptual, methodological and practical issues which arise from combining the two approaches. Students also choose from a wide range of optional modules offered by the two departments. Third year students can spend most of their time on either History or Sociology, or alternatively they can continue to divide their study equally between the two disciplines.

History of Medicine Seminars

One of a range of research seminar series ran by the History Department.

History of Violence Network

The Warwick History of Violence Network provides a focus for all areas of research into personal, social, political, and cultural violence. This includes but is not limited to interpersonal violence comprising lethal violence (murder and manslaughter), non-lethal violence (assault and rape), and consensual violence; collective violence (carnival, charivari, and massacres); individual and group political violence (riots, strikes, terrorism and revolution); and state violence against the individual (execution, punishment, terror). The Network also investigates cultural polemics and violence. In addition, it ignores the traditional differentiation of war from violence.

History, French and

French and History is designed to enable students with an interest in France to study French History together with French literature, thought and culture. Its flexible course structure allows individual students to follow their particular preferences and to emphasise either History or French. French language classes are an integral part of the course, so that graduates from this degree also have French language teaching qualifications. Applications and administration for this degree are handled by the French Department.

History, MA in

The MA in History allows students to draw from the strength and breadth of the Department's expertise by constructing an individualised programme of study.

Hodacs, Hanna (Dr)

Research Fellow for the project "Europe's Asian Centuries".

Hodges, Sarah (Dr)

Modern South Asian history; gender history; history of modern science and medicine; history of international development.

Honorary Fellow

Several eminant and promising scholars hold the post of Honorary Fellow in the History Department.

Honorary Professor

Several eminant scholars have held the post of Honorary Professor in the History Department.

Horton, Robert (Mr)

Departmental Administrator.

Humanities Research Centre

The Humanities Research Centre (HRC) was established to promote individual, collaborative and interdisciplinary research in the humanities, through research projects, seminars, conferences, special lectures and publications. The HRC acts as a research consortium for the Arts Faculty for all departments and Research Centres.

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Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning

Designed to support the University’s unequivocal commitment to teaching and the development of innovative programmes and modes of delivery which have a real impact on student experience, the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) is a designated space for colleagues to develop their teaching practice. The Institute provides academic leadership for teaching and learning innovation and will be proactive in capturing enthusiasm and new ideas amongst the academic community, encouraging and supporting colleagues to explore and apply innovative teaching practices and methodologies, including Open-space Learning, generating new ideas within strategic themes to help shape teaching and learning across the University and disseminate, embed and raise the profile of new approaches and successful innovations.

Institute of Advanced Study

The Warwick Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) is designed to promote collaborative research projects of international calibre and profile. It operates across the full range of University Departments, Schools and Research Centres in the Faculties of Arts, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences as well as engaging with the programmes, performances and exhibitions of the Warwick Arts Centre.

Italian, History and

History and Italian is designed to enable students with an interest in Italy to study History together with Italian language, literature, thought and culture.

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Jazz, Warwick

Network of academic staff from different departments and faculties, conducting research in jazz and exploring the links between academics and the practice of jazz in the wider community.

Joan Lane Memorial Bursary, Dr

The 'Dr Joan Lane Memorial Bursary' is funded by an annonymous alumnus in memory of a former member of the History Department academic staff, Dr Joan Lane. This bursary is awarded annually and provides £50 of funding (~£64 including tax relief) to assist the studies of a graduate student whose field of research is either English Local History or English Social History.

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Kümin, Beat (Professor)

Social and cultural history of preindustrial Europe (esp. the German lands); parish communities; public houses.

King, John (Professor)

Latin-American literature and cultural history; 20th century Argentinian history; Latin-American cinema; Caribbean literature.

Knights, Mark (Professor)

Early modern British history c. 1500-1850.

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Lambert, David (Professor)

Caribbean and Atlantic histories; British imperialism, exploration and cartography in the 'long' 19th century; counterfactual histories; histories of Whiteness; historical geography.

Lane Memorial Bursary, Dr Joan

The 'Dr Joan Lane Memorial Bursary' is funded by an annonymous alumnus in memory of a former member of the History Department academic staff, Dr Joan Lane. This bursary is awarded annually and provides £50 of funding (~£64 including tax relief) to assist the studies of a graduate student whose field of research is either English Local History or English Social History.

Library Webpages for History Students

Library resources and specific guidance from the Academic Support Librarian for History students.

Locally-Timetabled Rooms

A list of all History Department locally-timetabled rooms that are available to be booked, as well as details of all current bookings and availability.

Lockley, Tim (Professor)

Colonial North America; Southern history; slavery; native Americans.

Luddy, Maria (Professor)

19th and 20th century Irish history; women's history.

Luxury Network, The

The Leverhulme International Network “Luxury & the Manipulation of Desire” aims to connect the long history of luxury with the importance that luxury has assumed in contemporary society. It does so by fostering dialogue between academics and curators based in partner institutions and experts, journalists and business people working in the luxury sector internationally.

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MA Courses

The History Department offers a range of MA programmes, reflecting the diversity and range of study within the Department.

MA Modules

The Department offers a wide variety of modules for MA students.

MA by Research

The breadth of expertise and experience in the History Department, along with a thriving culture of research, seminars and conferences, make Warwick one of the very best universities in the UK to undertake research in history. Students taking the MA by Research are expected to complete their degrees in one year of full-time study, or two years part-time.

MA in Comparative American Studies

This MA programme is taught jointly by the large team of Americanists in the Department's School of Comparative American Studies (CAS). It provides the opportunity to explore at an advanced level Warwick's unique and highly successful comparative, interdisciplinary and hemispheric approach to the study of the Americas. The core module provides an introduction to key approaches and debates in the History, Literature and Visual Culture of the Americas. Optional modules allow students to explore a particular approach more deeply which can then be developed more fully in the dissertation.

MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies

This interdiciplinary MA draws on options from the Departments of History, English and History of Art. It examines new approaches to major themes on eighteenth-century Britain, Europe and the wider world: enlightenment, consumption and luxury, gender, the middling classes, culture and commerce, material culture, global history, political radicalism and scientific and medical culture.

MA in Global History

This innovative MA course is one of the first in the UK to focus specifically on global history. It offers students the chance to investigate one of the most dynamic areas of current historical enquiry and debate. At its centre is a core module which looks at the way in which global history has emerged, the methods it adopts, the subject areas it addresses and the criticisms it has attracted. As well as surveying ‘global’ trends, the MA also provides a route into the study of major regions of the globe, including Latin America, India and China.

MA in History

The MA in History allows students to draw from the strength and breadth of the Department's expertise by constructing an individualised programme of study.

MA in History and Film

This interdisciplinary course, run through the History Department, is the first of its kind in the UK, and introduces students to the prevailing critical discourses and debates about film’s capacity to construct, interrogate, and engage with the past. The MA in History and Film involves the participation of internationally recognised film historians drawn from Warwick’s departments of History and Comparative American Studies, Film and Television, Politics and International Studies, German, French, and Italian. Students will probe issues in historiography, genre, narration, and censorship, exploring traditions and innovations in historical filmmaking from Hollywood, Britain, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

MA in Modern History

The MA in Modern History offers students an opportunity to reflect on the history of the modern world. Encompassing political, social and cultural history, the degree draws on the expertise of a large number of historians working on the modern era in diverse geographical areas using a range of methodologies.

MA in Religious, Social and Cultural History, 1500-1750

Religion and society were inextricably linked in the structures and culture of early modern Europe. This MA programme explores religious and social developments in the context of the Protestant Reformation and the strains created by soaring prices and population, and heightened social mobility. Warwick has a particularly strong concentration of Renaissance and early modern scholars and this well-established MA has been described by one external examiner as 'the best of its kind in the UK'.

MA in the History of Medicine

The MA in the History of Medicine aims to introduce students to the advanced study of the history of medicine, and to equip them with the conceptual and practical skills to carry out independent historical research in this field. The students on the MA are encouraged to engage with a range of concepts, and to place developments within medical theory and practice in a broad social and cultural framework.

MA in the History of Race in the Americas

This MA programme explores the history of race and the construction of ethnic identities in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, from the colonial period to the present day. The course will probe the impact of colonialism and slavery on the history of the region, offer critical approaches to theories of race and ethnicity as they relate to the Americas, and provide a framework for more specialised research in the dissertation. Newcomers to the history of the region will acquire a firm grounding in a core area of the social and cultural history of the Americas.

Making History (HI175)

'Making History' is one of the two first year core modules for all full-time History single honours and joint degree students. This module explores the practice of history through the research process, from primary sources to the presentation, dissemination, manipulation and consumption of historical interpretation. This module includes input from and interaction with the University's Modern Records Centre and the Student Careers and Skills department.

Making of the Modern World (HI153)

'Making of the Modern World' is one of the two first year core modules for all full-time History single honours and joint degree students. It may also be taken as an option by part-time students, visiting students, and students from other departments. In addition to the standard timetable, the module is also offered every few years as an evening option for part-time Historical Studies students. The module is only available as a 30 CAT version. The module contextualises later modern history by providing a framework in which major historical processes of the later modern era are studied on a world-wide scale. The module moves away from a eurocentric and narrative focus and provides more scope for historical approaches based on, among other things, culture, identity and environmental history. The central focus of the module is the rise of the modern, its diffusion and resistance to it. Central features are the Enlightenment, the rise of democracy, industrialisation, imperialism and political and cultural revolution.

Mallett, Michael (Emeritus Professor)

Fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italian history.

Marland, Hilary (Professor)

Social history of medicine in England and the Netherlands; history of midwifery, childbirth, childhood, public health and insanity.

Marshall, Peter (Professor)

Religious and cultural history of early modern England, especially the Reformation and its impact.

McFarlane, Anthony (Emeritus Professor)

Spanish American colonial history, especially in Colombia; social and economic rebellions and wars of independence in Spanish America.

Medicine, Centre for the History of

A research centre hosted by the History Department and established in 1999, the Centre for the History of Medicine (CHM) brings together activities in medical history from across the University. A lively, interdisciplinary community, the Centre runs a programme of workshops, seminars and conferences, many of which are open to the public. The Centre also coordinates the activities of the MA in the History of Medicine, and a large cohort of postgraduate students.

Medicine, MA in the History of

The MA in the History of Medicine aims to introduce students to the advanced study of the history of medicine, and to equip them with the conceptual and practical skills to carry out independent historical research in this field. The students on the MA are encouraged to engage with a range of concepts, and to place developments within medical theory and practice in a broad social and cultural framework.

Medieval World (HI127)

This module is designed to provide a thematic introduction to European history of the later medieval and Renaissance periods, to broaden understanding of the European World core module, and to provide background for the more specialised work of the third year for those in the Renaissance stream. Original documents and electronic resources form integral parts of the module, enabling students to further develop their analytical and IT skills. This is a core first year module for 'Renaissance and Modern History' stream students, and is available as an option to other undergraduate students.

Melling, Val (Mrs)

Comparative American Studies Secretary.

Methods of Assessment, Undergraduate

A list of the usual methods of assessment for History undergraduate modules.

Mick, Christoph (Dr)

Modern German and Eastern European history, especially Poland, Russia, Ukraine; history of science and technology, memorial culture and nation building.

Modern History Review

Modern History Review is published by Philip Allan for Hodder Education and is aimed at sixth-form students helping them to learn more, gain deeper subject knowledge and the skills to study independently, to get the grade they're really looking for. The magazine is edited by members of the History Department at the University of Warwick and brings academic excellence and state-of-the-art thinking to A-level historians. Modern History Review is focused on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with all the popular features that help students make the most of articles, such as margin glossaries, timelines and links to further reading.

Modern History, MA in

The MA in Modern History offers students an opportunity to reflect on the history of the modern world. Encompassing political, social and cultural history, the degree draws on the expertise of a large number of historians working on the modern era in diverse geographical areas using a range of methodologies.

Module Allocations, Undergraduate

The published lists of the History Department undergraduate module allocations.

Module Feedback Questionnaire

The module feedback questionnaire to be used by students in reflecting on the modules they are enrolled on.

Modules, MA

The Department offers a wide variety of modules for MA students.

Modules, Undergraduate

The Department offers a wide variey of modules for undergraduate students.

Modules, Withdrawn

Due to the research-led nature of the Department's teaching, some modules must be permanantly withdrawn once the member of staff that created and taught the module has left the Department or has moved on to new areas of research. In addition, in each academic year there are usually several of the Department's academic staff away on study leave or engaged in research projects, and in the absence of availability of those staff the modules they would usually teach are temporarily withdrawn to be reinstated once they resume their teaching duties.

Molà, Luca (Dr)

Early modern Italy; the silk industry; patenting innovation.

My Parish

My-Parish is an online community and resource for everyone interested in parishes, from the Middle Ages to the modern day and in Britain, continental Europe and the Americas. Maintained by the Warwick Network for Parish Research, it is an open space to exchange ideas, showcase research, debut initiatives and events, solicit collaborations and find advice and source materials on parish history, art, heritage and culture.

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Nierstrasz, Chris (Dr)

Research Fellow for the project "Europe's Asian Centuries".

Noonan, Jean (Mrs)

Departmental Secretary.

North American Exchange Programme

A number of second year history students (except renaissance stream students) and those taking joint honors have the opportunity to study in North America for a full academic year.

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Okey, Robin (Emeritus Professor)

The history of Eastern Europe.

Open Days, Undergraduate

The Department always enjoys visits from prospective students, and hosts a series of Departmental Open Days each year for offer holders.

Oral History Network

The Warwick Oral History Network aims at developing a network of researchers from a variety of disciplines who are interested in oral history research, or who are collecting interviews. It engages both with theoretical and practical issues involved in interviewing and life writing.

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Parish Research, Warwick Network for

The 'Warwick Network for Parish Research' facilitates the study of British and European parishes c. 1300-1800. It supports a wide range of works on religious, social, political and cultural aspects as well as interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. The Network website contains a bibliography of sources and secondary literature as well as information on parish-related projects, conferences, debates, online materials and public engagement initiatives. The Network is an informal association of researchers, with an institutional base at Warwick's Department of History, where several early modernists pursue interests in the field. It depends on the active collaboration of scholars with parish-related interests and welcomes information on relevant projects and resources.

Parish, My

My-Parish is an online community and resource for everyone interested in parishes, from the Middle Ages to the modern day and in Britain, continental Europe and the Americas. Maintained by the Warwick Network for Parish Research, it is an open space to exchange ideas, showcase research, debut initiatives and events, solicit collaborations and find advice and source materials on parish history, art, heritage and culture.

Part-Time Degree, Historical Studies

The Historical Studies degree offers a broad introduction to the study of history by drawing on the strengths not only of the History Department, but also of other departments which teach historical subjects.

Part-Time Tutor Offices

Locally timetabled offices available for booking by part-time tutors.

Pass Degrees, Undergraduate

Details of the Pass Degree that Honours Degree students that narrowly fail one of their first year modules may be transferred to.

Penalties, Undergraduate

Details of the penalties incurred by undergraduate students for non-attendance, late submission of essays, non-submission of essays, over-length essays, and plagiarism/cheating.

Personal Tutoring in the Department (UG)

Details of undergraduate Personal Tutoring in the Department, including a list of all students' Personal Tutors and other contacts for pastoral issues.

Philosophy, History and

History and Philosophy, a new course with its first student intake in October 2016, is designed for students who understand the importance of thinking critically about how we know and experience the world, but who also recognise the importance of linking precision in thought and analysis to a grounded understanding of different historical periods. Who are interested in ideas for their own sake, but recognise that they are developed in particular contexts, for particular purposes, and reflect the conditions under which they are produced. One way of thinking about philosophy, first articulated by Plato, is that it is a way of transcending the historically contingent world. In contrast Hegel, talks of philosophy painting its grey in grey – as the outcome and expression of distinctive historical processes. Between them they sketch a continuum of ways of thinking about ways of understanding the relationship between history and philosophy.

Plagiarism Training (Online)

Online student training for plagiarism-related issues.

Politics, History and

The History and Politics degree offers complementary approaches to major aspects of past and present human activity, and sets contemporary political problems in their historical perspective. The special interests of the staff in these two large departments cover most areas of the world. By selecting appropriate options students can pursue a special interest in the history and politics of a particular European country, the United States, Russia, or the Far East for example.

Postal Address

Department of History, University of Warwick, Humanities Building, University Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom.

Postdoctoral Research

With the strong emphasis on research within the Department of History, there are a number of Research Assistants and Research Fellows in the Department working on a wide variety of projects.

Postgraduate Conference

The postgraduate conference is an annual event where the Department’s MA and PhD students make short presentations to both staff and their fellow students. The conference is held in the third term and is organised by student volunteers with the assistance of the Postgraduate and Research Coordinator.

Postgraduate Coordinator

First point of contact for PG queries, PG open days, PG admissions, PG module registration, PG submissions, PG webpages, PG financial assistance, PG conference.

Postgraduate Funding

Details of funding opportunities for prospective postgraduate students.

Postgraduate Studies

The Graduate programme in History is one of the liveliest and most diverse in the UK. Each year, fifty or so Masters students work on one of several taught MA programmes, each of which combines lecture and seminar-style instruction with a substantial 20,000-word MA dissertation. Alongside these students, seventy or so MA by Research and PhD students work on topics that extend from the early modern period, from the Americas through Britain and Europe to Asia.

Prizes, Student

The History Department annually awards prizes to students with the best academic performance, either for an individual piece of work or for overall performance in an academic year. The prize winners represent the very best academic work being conducted by students in the Department, many of whom go on to further academic research and study, and academic careers.

Projects, Research

The Department has a strong track record in attracting research grants, from a variety of grant providers, and producing high quality research outputs.

Prospective Postgraduate Students

The Graduate programme in History is one of the liveliest and most diverse in the UK. Each year, fifty or so Masters students work on one of several taught MA programmes, each of which combines lecture and seminar-style instruction with a substantial 20,000-word MA dissertation. Alongside these students, seventy or so MA by Research and PhD students work on topics that extend from the early modern period, from the Americas through Britain and Europe to Asia.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

Studying History at Warwick is a truly international experience. The modules of study introduce students to history around the globe. There are opportunities to study abroad in all our programmes; the Department encourages modern foreign language skills; and many staff members in the Department conduct research in foreign languages and have themselves received higher degrees from institutions outside of the UK. Our degree courses are well-structured, built around core modules with a wide range of optional modules to suit individual interests. The Department has a considerable number of full-time academic staff who offer an extensive range of modules spanning the period from the late fourteenth century to the present day. Traditional strengths have included the Americas, Renaissance and early modern British and European history, and the modern history of Britain, France, Germany, Eastern Europe and Russia. More recently the Department has extending its teaching substantially into global history, with a concentration of expertise on China and South Asia. The degree courses foster a wide range of transferable skills including independent study, research, analytical communication, IT, group-work and language skills.

Publications, Academic

A selection of publications from the academic staff of the History Department.

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Quantitative Research Skills (QRS)

A strand of the MA module 'Theory, Skill and Method' (TSM), that provides training in the skills required to undertake basic quantitative research and enables students to use such skills in their own work. The teaching is practically based and uses examples from the research of staff and students in the Department.

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Race in the Americas, MA in the History of

This MA programme explores the history of race and the construction of ethnic identities in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, from the colonial period to the present day. The course will probe the impact of colonialism and slavery on the history of the region, offer critical approaches to theories of race and ethnicity as they relate to the Americas, and provide a framework for more specialised research in the dissertation. Newcomers to the history of the region will acquire a firm grounding in a core area of the social and cultural history of the Americas.

Read, Christopher (Professor)

Russian Revolution; Russian intelligentsia 1900-1930; Communism and Cultural Revolution.

Religious, Social and Cultural History, 1500-1750, MA in

Religion and society were inextricably linked in the structures and culture of early modern Europe. This MA programme explores religious and social developments in the context of the Protestant Reformation and the strains created by soaring prices and population, and heightened social mobility. Warwick has a particularly strong concentration of Renaissance and early modern scholars and this well-established MA has been described by one external examiner as 'the best of its kind in the UK'.

Renaissance, Centre for the Study of

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance has around thirty members drawn from the academic staff of the departments of Classics, English & Comparative Literature, French Studies, Italian, History, and History of Art. The Centre aims to promote learning and research in the history and culture of the Renaissance. It offers a graduate programme, hosts visiting fellows and postdoctoral researchers, and generally provides opportunities to colleagues within the university and in partnership with academic institutions in Britain and abroad to mount research projects and organise seminars and conferences to advance and stimulate our understanding of the Renaissance’s cultural heritage.

Research Centres

The History Department includes several thriving research centres, and has close ties with several other University research centres.

Research Coordinator

First point of contact for RAE & REF, staff research specialisms, research seminar series, research webpages, research budgets and grants, research financial assistance, research conferences.

Research Expertise / Specialisms

A list of the Department's academic staff detailing their research areas, and allowing dynamic selection by time period, geographical region, and historical theme.

Research Projects

The Department has a strong track record in attracting research grants, from a variety of grant providers, and producing high quality research outputs.

Research Seminars

The History Department runs a range of research seminar series throughout the academic year.

Research Staff

With a strong emphasis on research in the Department, there are many research staff working on a wide variety of projects.

Research, MA by

The breadth of expertise and experience in the History Department, along with a thriving culture of research, seminars and conferences, make Warwick one of the very best universities in the UK to undertake research in history. Students taking the MA by Research are expected to complete their degrees in one year of full-time study, or two years part-time.

Research, Undergraduate

History is a research-led department and research is embedded into our teaching at all levels. We encourage undergraduate students to be fully integrated into the research culture of the Department by participating directly in projects. The experience gained in producing, presenting and publishing research is invaluable for enhancing the student experience and for future employability. Information and resources are provided for those wishing to undertake research projects.

Retrospectives

Launched in 2012, Retrospectives is is an online graduate journal run and published by postgraduate history students at the University of Warwick, dedicated to the publication of original, peer-reviewed refereed articles and book reviews by students of any historical era.

Richardson, Sarah (Dr)

18th and 19th century British political history, middle-class women and political culture; electoral politics; history and computing.

Riello, Giorgio (Professor)

Global history, 1400-1800 - history of design and material culture, history of fashion and textiles, small scale manufacturing in Europe.

Roberts, Penny (Professor)

16th century French history, especially the Wars of Religion.

Rose, Sonia (Honorary Professor)

19th and 20th century Britain; gender and labor history; national identity; citizenship; history of sexuality.

Russian/Eurasian and Eastern European Studies

At the University of Warwick staff members in different faculties and departments are doing research in Russian/Eurasian and Eastern European studies. Research and teaching are closely linked. Students who are interested in Eastern Europe, Russia and the former Soviet republics will find lectures and seminars in the Departments of History, Politics, Economics, and Sociology.

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SSLC, History

SSLCs are committees made up of student representatives and members of academic staff. They provide an accessible arena for students to discuss with staff issues connected to teaching, learning and student support. They also provide an opportunity for the department to receive feedback from students, particularly if changes to a course are proposed.

Salzberg, Rosa (Dr)

Italian Renaissance history; early print culture; migration history.

Second-Year Undergraduate Modules

A list of second-year undergarduate modules currently available. Please note that this list changes from year to year depending on staff availability and student demand.

Secretary, CAS

First point of contact for CAS electronic module registration, CAS course registration and transfers, CAS examinations.

Secretary, Department

First point of contact for UG admissions, UG open days, staff timetabling, space management and room bookings, health & safety, hourly-paid staff contracts.

Secretary, Global History & Culture Centre

First point of contact for all enquiries related to the Global History & Culture Centre.

Secretary, Undergraduate

First point of contact for UG electronic module registration (excl CAS), UG course registration and transfers (excl CAS), UG examinations (excl CAS).

Seminar Tutor Intranet

Guidance and resources for the Department's seminar tutors.

Sir John H. Elliott Prize

Awarded annually for the best overall performance in an MA.

Smyth, Jennifer (Dr)

20th century US cultural history and cinema; film and historiography.

Sociology, History and

The History and Sociology degree programme allows students to explore, amongst other things, the approaches and methods used by historians and sociologists. It reflects a convergence of interests among the teaching staff at Warwick between historically-minded sociologists and sociologically-minded historians. All first year students take the core History module 'Making of the Modern World (HI153)' with either 'Gender, Class and Empire: British Society and British Imperialism since 1750' or 'Social Welfare in Britain'. This module combination introduces the conceptual, methodological and practical issues which arise from combining the two approaches. Students also choose from a wide range of optional modules offered by the two departments. Third year students can spend most of their time on either History or Sociology, or alternatively they can continue to divide their study equally between the two disciplines.

Spalding, Jennifer (Miss)

Undergraduate Secretary.

Special Subjects, Undergraduate

Special Subjects allow students to engage in-depth with a large body of primary sources (usually comprising roughly 1000 pages of texts or a comparable volume of other media) relating to a particular topic. Seminars and examinations focus above all on questions of source critique/interpretation and contextualization.

Specialisms, Research

A list of the Department's academic staff detailing their research areas, and allowing dynamic selection by time period, geographical region, and historical theme.

Staff

The Department of History includes a wide spectrum of staff and associates, at a variety of stages in their academic and professional careers, all of whom contribute to the vibrant and exciting culture within the Department. History continues to grow in size and experience, adding to the already excellent standards of teaching and research.

Staff, Academic

The Department's permanent academic staff research and teach a wide variety of themes and topics, spanning the Renaissance/early modern era and the modern period.

Staff, Administrative and Support

The Department's administrative and support needs are met by a team of dedicated staff with a wide variety of remits and functions.

Staff, Emeritus

A considerable number of former staff have contributed to the success of the Department over the years.

Staff, Former

A considerable number of former staff have contributed to the success of the Department over the years.

Staff, Honorary

Several eminant scholars have held the post of Honorary Professor in the History Department.

Staff, Research

With a strong emphasis on research in the Department, there are many research staff working on a wide variety of projects.

Staff, Teaching

A number of PhD students, post-doctoral staff and teaching fellows assist in providing the Department's teaching.

Steedman, Carolyn (Emeritus Professor)

British social and cultural history, 18th to 20th centuries; history and literature of the self; the making of the social.

Stein, Claudia (Dr)

History of medicine in early modern Germany; sexuality and gender in early-modern Europe.

Student Prizes

The History Department annually awards prizes to students with the best academic performance, either for an individual piece of work or for overall performance in an academic year. The prize winners represent the very best academic work being conducted by students in the Department, many of whom go on to further academic research and study, and academic careers.

Student Welfare

There is a robust support structure available to students, both within the Department and the wider University, to assist them with any welfare issues they may experience.

Student ePortfolios

Student ePortfolios are an online record of academic life. They are a collection of web pages, representing and showcasing individual research, ideas, experience, resources and academic interest. With an audience of fellow researchers, the Warwick community, potential employers and the wider academic world, an ePortfolio provides structure and presentation surpassing what can be achieve by a CV or blog.

Study Abroad

Single honours History students on the 'Renaissance and Modern History' pathway study in Venice for the first term of their final year, and students on the four-year 'History, Literature and Cultures of the Americas' degree spend their third year at a university in the Americas. The History Department also offers its undergraduate students the opportunity to compete for a place on one of the schemes that allows students the option to study on abroad for a full academic year.

Support Staff

The Department's administrative and support needs are met by a team of dedicated staff with a wide variety of remits and functions.

Syllabi, Undergraduate

The syllabi for all undergraduate history courses, including Single-Honours History, History and Politics, History and Sociology, French and History, German and History, and History and Italian.

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Teaching Mission Statement

The Department's Teaching Mission Statement.

Teaching Staff

A number of PhD students, post-doctoral staff and teaching fellows assist in providing the Department's teaching.

Teaching and Learning Technology Programme (TLTP) Tutorials

A set of online tutorials for undergraduate History students structured around a central essay or group of essays, written by some of the leading academic historians in their field. Core documents unify each tutorial, focusing on an essay which introduces students to historical issues, evidence and interpretation, and providing background information and stressing particular points. It presents not so much a description of historical facts but an interpretation of a topic. In short, it has a similar purpose to that of an ordinary lecture.

The Luxury Network

The Leverhulme International Network “Luxury & the Manipulation of Desire” aims to connect the long history of luxury with the importance that luxury has assumed in contemporary society. It does so by fostering dialogue between academics and curators based in partner institutions and experts, journalists and business people working in the luxury sector internationally.

Theory, Skill and Method (TSM)

A compulsory course for all History MA students, designed to help them acquire the variety of research skills needed to identify, initiate and complete a substantial piece of research in social, economic or cultural history.

Thinking Aloud

Thinking Aloud is a series of interviews and debates produced by PhD students from the University of Warwick. The series collects dialogues among leading scholars in their field giving insights into new research on topical items.

Thomson, Guy (Emeritus Professor)

History of the Hispanic world, especially 19th century Mexico and Spain.

Thomson, Mathew (Dr)

19th and 20th century British history; history of social policy; psychology and eugenics.

Trading Eurasia 1600-1830, Europe's Asian Centuries

Hosted by the Global History & Culture Centre, this four-year European Research Council project brings global perspectives and interdisciplinary methods to bear on histories of industrialization, consumer society and material culture. It investigates the key connector that transformed the early modern world: the long-distance trade between Asia and Europe in material goods and culture. That trade stimulated Europe’s consumer and industrial revolutions, and re-orientated the Asian trading world to European priorities. Europe’s pursuit of quality goods turned a pre-modern encounter with precious and exotic ornaments into a modern globally-organized trade in Asian export ware. But ironically the result was Europe’s industrialization and China’s and India’s displacement as the world’s manufacturer.

Twitter Account, Warwick History

The official Twitter account of the Warwick University History Department, relaying information on activities of the Department's staff and students.

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Unavailable Undergraduate Modules

In each academic year there are usually several of the Department's academic staff away on study leave or engaged in research projects. In the absence of those staff, the modules they would usually teach are temporarily withdrawn to be reinstated once the relevant staff resume their teaching duties.

Undergraduate Assessed Essay Deadlines

The departmental deadlines for the submission of undergraduate assessed essays.

Undergraduate Assessment

Information regarding academic progression; calculation of degree classification; methods of assessment; examinations; special circumstances; marking; and graduation.

Undergraduate Dissertation (HI31M)

A dissertation is compulsory for all History single honours students and an option for all joint degree students. This module allows students to undertake a substantive piece of historical research and produce an article-length essay at the end of it. It gives students the opportunity to work in a way similar to an academic historian: identifying a suitable research topic; mastering the relevant historiography; immersing themselves in a wide variety of primary sources, where appropriate; and being able to sustain a coherent and logical argument. As a final year module it encourages students to put the training received in their earlier years of study to practical use.

Undergraduate Module Allocations

The published lists of the History Department undergraduate module allocations.

Undergraduate Modules

The Department offers a wide variey of modules for undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Modules, Unavailable

In each academic year there are usually several of the Department's academic staff away on study leave or engaged in research projects. In the absence of those staff, the modules they would usually teach are temporarily withdrawn to be reinstated once the relevant staff resume their teaching duties.

Undergraduate Modules, Withdrawn

Modules are withdrawn and replaced as staff and their research interests change within the Department.

Undergraduate Penalties

Details of the penalties incurred by undergraduate students for non-attendance, late submission of essays, non-submission of essays, over-length essays, and plagiarism/cheating.

Undergraduate Research

History is a research-led department and research is embedded into our teaching at all levels. We encourage undergraduate students to be fully integrated into the research culture of the Department by participating directly in projects. The experience gained in producing, presenting and publishing research is invaluable for enhancing the student experience and for future employability. Information and resources are provided for those wishing to undertake research projects.

Undergraduate Research Student Scholarships (URSS)

The Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme (URSS) gives students the chance to become directly involved in the research work of the University, experience what it's like to be a member of a research team and take part in cutting-edge research. URSS has been in place since 2002 and History projects have been funded in almost every round. Students on the scheme have travelled to Europe and further afield to undertake the research and have actively supported research in the department in areas as diverse as genocide, non-violent resistance, public opinion in sixteenth-century France and Turkish baths.

Undergraduate Secretary

First point of contact for UG electronic module registration (excl CAS), UG course registration and transfers (excl CAS), UG examinations (excl CAS).

Undergraduate Student Handbooks

All current undergraduate student handbooks.

Undergraduate Studies

Studying History at Warwick is a truly international experience. The modules of study introduce students to history around the globe. There are opportunities to study abroad in all our programmes; the Department encourages modern foreign language skills; and many staff members in the Department conduct research in foreign languages and have themselves received higher degrees from institutions outside of the UK. Our degree courses are well-structured, built around core modules with a wide range of optional modules to suit individual interests. The Department has a considerable number of full-time academic staff who offer an extensive range of modules spanning the period from the late fourteenth century to the present day. Traditional strengths have included the Americas, Renaissance and early modern British and European history, and the modern history of Britain, France, Germany, Eastern Europe and Russia. More recently the Department has extending its teaching substantially into global history, with a concentration of expertise on China and South Asia. The degree courses foster a wide range of transferable skills including independent study, research, analytical communication, IT, group-work and language skills.

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Venice Programme

Since 1967 the Warwick History Department, joined later by the Warwick Art History Department, has sent a group of third-year undergraduates to Venice every autumn term. Warwick has its base in a fifteenth-century palazzo near the Grand Canal, the Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava. Apart from teaching rooms, the palazzo houses our own library.

Videos, Warwick History

A lesson of History is that history lessons must change with the times. Warwick History Videos are an attempt to respond to our increasingly 'visual' culture; the need to see and experience, rather than simply to read about the past from afar. Warwick History Videos deal with major topics in English, European and American history from around 1500, scripted and presented by expert scholars of the History Department of the University of Warwick, and filmed on location in England and abroad.

Violence Network, History of

The Warwick History of Violence Network provides a focus for all areas of research into personal, social, political, and cultural violence. This includes but is not limited to interpersonal violence comprising lethal violence (murder and manslaughter), non-lethal violence (assault and rape), and consensual violence; collective violence (carnival, charivari, and massacres); individual and group political violence (riots, strikes, terrorism and revolution); and state violence against the individual (execution, punishment, terror). The Network also investigates cultural polemics and violence. In addition, it ignores the traditional differentiation of war from violence.

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Waddesdon Manor Trade Card Collection

In 1891, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild acquired a collection of printed paper ephemera to do with commerce. Most of the material came from the collection of his architect Gabriel Hippolyte Destailleur (1822–1893). After the prints arrived at Waddesdon, they were rearranged and pasted into four leather-bound volumes of over 700 trade cards (early shop advertisements) and related items, mostly from France, but also from Germany and elsewhere on the continent. They date from the early seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries and are for suppliers as diverse as hat-makers, stationers, goldsmiths, print-sellers and confectioners. Together they offer a unique insight into the commercial and social world of the past, and in 2004 an online catalogue of the trade cards was created through Leverhulme and British Academy funded research projects in a joint venture between the University of Warwick and Waddesdon Manor.

Warwick Drinking Studies Network

The Warwick Drinking Studies Network is an interdisciplinary research group that brings together scholars who work on any aspect of drink and drinking culture in any society and in any time period. The network members includes several members of the History Department.

Warwick History Videos

A lesson of History is that history lessons must change with the times. Warwick History Videos are an attempt to respond to our increasingly 'visual' culture; the need to see and experience, rather than simply to read about the past from afar. Warwick History Videos deal with major topics in English, European and American history from around 1500, scripted and presented by expert scholars of the History Department of the University of Warwick, and filmed on location in England and abroad.

Warwick Jazz

Network of academic staff from different departments and faculties, conducting research in jazz and exploring the links between academics and the practice of jazz in the wider community.

Warwick Network for Parish Research

The 'Warwick Network for Parish Research' facilitates the study of British and European parishes c. 1300-1800. It supports a wide range of works on religious, social, political and cultural aspects as well as interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. The Network website contains a bibliography of sources and secondary literature as well as information on parish-related projects, conferences, debates, online materials and public engagement initiatives. The Network is an informal association of researchers, with an institutional base at Warwick's Department of History, where several early modernists pursue interests in the field. It depends on the active collaboration of scholars with parish-related interests and welcomes information on relevant projects and resources.

Welfare, Student

There is a robust support structure available to students, both within the Department and the wider University, to assist them with any welfare issues they may experience.

Withdrawn Modules

Due to the research-led nature of the Department's teaching, some modules must be permanantly withdrawn once the member of staff that created and taught the module has left the Department or has moved on to new areas of research. In addition, in each academic year there are usually several of the Department's academic staff away on study leave or engaged in research projects, and in the absence of availability of those staff the modules they would usually teach are temporarily withdrawn to be reinstated once they resume their teaching duties.

Women in Modern Irish Culture

The project, funded by the AHRC, is led by Professor Maria Luddy of the University of Warwick and Professor Gerardine Meaney of University College Dublin. Since 2005 the project has constructed a bibliographical database of Irish women writers, who wrote in both Irish and English, between 1800 and 2005. The database includes a whole range of publications, such as novels, articles, poems, memoirs, travel writing, essays, cookery writing, plays, films, etc. The database also provides biographical details, where available, such as birth dates, date of death, place of birth and death, places associated with a particular author, together with all known pseudonyms. Every known edition of a book, play, or film is listed, along with details of printers and publishers for each work.

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Year Abroad

Single honours History students on the 'Renaissance and Modern History' pathway study in Venice for the first term of their final year, and students on the four-year 'History, Literature and Cultures of the Americas' degree spend their third year at a university in the Americas. The History Department also offers its undergraduate students the opportunity to compete for a place on one of the schemes that allows students the option to study on abroad for a full academic year.

Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies

Established in 1984 with the principle aim of stimulating teaching and research on the Caribbean. The Centre also encourages study of the Caribbean in an Atlantic context, emphasising African, North and South American, Asian and European influences from a comparative, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective. Additionally, it serves as a national forum for individuals and organisations with an interest in and concern for the diaspora as well as those countries bordering the Caribbean.