School of History, Philosophy and Culture

  • History (BA or BSc)

    Here is a list of the main events involving History students in Induction Week (16-20 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.

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Event Time Location

    Wednesday 18 September 

    Welcome and Induction 10:00-11:45 JHB308 (Kennedy Room), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Card collection - only for those students who still need a card 12:30 Student Central, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Visa Enrolment - for students who require a study visa 12:30 Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (timetable and programme queries) 

    Drop-in from 14:00-17:00  JHB403, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus  
    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00-16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus

    Thursday 19 September 

    Subject Meeting 1 10:00-11:00 FH101, Fuller Building, 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 11:00-12:00 FH101, Fuller Building, 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 14:00-16:00 You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive.

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who still need to register modules) 

    Drop-in from 12:00-17:00 JHB404, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Friday 20 September  

    Freshers' Fair 10:00 to 16:00 John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for those students who have missed the Thursday deadline) 

    Drop-in from 10:00 to 17:00  JHB403, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus  

    All Days 

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

    Key contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of Department Professor Joanne Begiato
    Programme Lead Dr Harry Mount
    Subject Coordinator Dr Erik Landis
    Student Support Coordinator

    Mr Michael Barringer
    Miss Debbie Wedge

    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.

    Module Book details
    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
    Superpowers: An International History of the Cold War
    • Gaddis, John Lewis. (2007). The Cold War. London: Penguin
    • Walker, Martin. (1995). The Cold War: a history. New York: H. Holt
    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
    What's the Big Idea? Adventures in the History of Ideas
    • Watson, P. (2005). Ideas: A History from Fire to Freud. London: Orion Books
    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
    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 find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive. You should meet your Academic Advisor in their 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.

    Name Room Phone Alternative arrangement
    Dr Tom Crook T532 48 4246 Tom will meet students in week one, by appointment, which will be arranged when you get here at Brookes.
    Professor Johannes Dillinger T524 48 3484  
    Dr Erik Landis T524 48 4330  
    Dr Alysa Levene T525 48 3570  
    Professor David Nash T451a 48 3584  
    Professor Glen O'Hara T535 48 3590  
    Dr Viviane Quirke T530 48 3708  
    Dr Thomas Robb T513 48 3706  
    Professor Andrew Spicer T522 48 3649  
    Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw T527 48 3686 Thursday week 0 between 13.00 and 15.00 
    Professor Marius Turda T324 48 3698  
    Dr Katherine Watson T520 48 3709