School of History, Philosophy and Culture

  • History (BA or BSc)

    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary<

    Here is a list of the main events involving History students in Induction Week (17-21 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.<




    Wednesday 19 September<

    Welcome and Induction Start at 10:00
    Finish at 11:15
    JHB308 (Kennedy Room), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Enrolment Start at 12:30
    Finish at 13:00
    Abercrombie Building (Ground Floor), Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Freshers' Sports Fair 13:00 to 16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus

    Thursday 20 September <

    Subject Meeting 1 Start at 10:00
    Finish at 11:00
    FH101, Fuller Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    All single honours students must attend this meeting.
    Combined honours students can choose to attend this meeting or the 11am meeting (see below).
    Subject Meeting 2 Start at 11:00
    Finish at 12:00
    FH101, Fuller Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Combined honours students should attend meetings for both subjects but can choose which meeting to attend first.
    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from
    14:00 to 16:00
    Check on your PIP page when you print your timetable for their name and room number.
    PIP Helpdesk (First Years only) Drop-in from
    14:00 to 17:00
    G126, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    For timetable and programme queries

    Friday 21 September <

    Freshers' Fair 10:00 to 16:00
    John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    PIP Helpdesk (All students) Drop-in from
    11:00 to 17:00
    G126, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    For timetable and programme queries.

    All Days<

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.

    Subject Codes<

    All subjects within the University have a unique subject code. For History, they are as follows:<

    Subject Code<


    HI HI is combined honours History i.e. students are combining History with another subject. Students will be studying for a BA or BSc dependent on their second subject.
    HT HT is single honours History i.e. students study only History. Students will be studying for a BA.

    Key Contacts<

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:<


    Contact Details<

    Head of Department Professor Joanne Begiato
    Programme Lead Dr Harry Mount
    Subject Coordinator Dr Erik Landis
    Student Support Coordinator Miss Poppy Hoole
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Jo Akers
    Programme Administrator Mr Mike Wilson +44 (0)1865 484220

    Recommended Reading<

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year History modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.<


    Book Details<

    U67501 Europe and the World 1450-1750 Cameron, E. (ed.). (2001). Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History. Oxford: Oxford University Press
    Kamen, H. (2000). Early Modern European Society. London: Routledge
    U67511 Superpowers: An International History of the Cold War To be advised
    U67512 A People's History of Britain Griffin, E. (2013). Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution. London: Yale University Press
    Findlen, P. (ed.) (2012). Early Modern Things: Objects and Their Histories, 1500-1800. London: Routledge
    U67513 What's the Big Idea? Adventures in the History of Ideas Watson, P. (2005). Ideas: A History from Fire to Freud. London: Orion Books
    U67514 World at War: A History of the First World War Macmillan, M. (2013). The War That Ended Peace: How Europe Abandoned Peace for the First World War. London: Profile Books
    U67900 Making History: Core Concepts and Skills for the Historian To be advised

    Academic Advisors<

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for History. You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is when you enrol. You should meet your Academic Advisor in his/her room on Thursday Week 0 between 2pm and 4pm. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.




    Alternative Arrangement<

    Dr James Cooper T533 48 3703  
    Dr Tom Crook T532 48 4246  
    Professor Johannes Dillinger T524 48 3484  
    Dr Erik Landis T524 48 4330  
    Dr Alysa Levene T525 48 3570  
    Professor David Nash T451a 48 3584  
    Dr Glen O'Hara T535 48 4166  
    Dr Thomas Robb T513 48 3706  
    Professor Andrew Spicer T522 48 3649  
    Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw T527 48 3686  
    Mr Marius Turda T324 48 3698  
    Dr Katherine Watson T520 48 3709