History (BA)

- Single honours History 
- Joint honours History

During Induction week, make sure you follow your course induction schedule below, this must take priority over any other events. Most of these induction events will be on campus but there may be additional online events that you will need to attend or watch.

Next steps

Induction schedule

Please read the live version of your schedule below and make sure to check back here for any updates.

Saturday 17 September

Time Event details Location
On Demand

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Induction Handbook 2022-23

Everything you need to know for Induction Week and beyond in one place.

Available from Welcome Weekend

Handbook

Tuesday 20 September

Time Event details Location
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Meet and Greet with your Lecturers

An informal meeting to get to know the academics for your course with some current students.

Refreshments will be available.

G.538, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Wednesday 21 September

Time Event details Location
11:00am - 12:15pm

Induction

Welcome and Induction with Student Support Coordinator, Poppy Hoole.

JHB.308, Kennedy Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

Thursday 22 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 11:00am

History Subject Meeting

Compulsory meeting with information about your course, modules, etc. with Subject Coordinator, Dr Erik Landis.

There are 2 meetings and you can choose which one you attend.

Joint honours students must go to meetings for both of their subjects;  you can choose which one you attend first.

G.116, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

11:00am - 12:00pm

History Subject Meeting

Compulsory meeting with information about your course, modules, etc. with Subject Coordinator, Dr Erik Landis.

There are 2 meetings and you can choose which one you attend.

Joint honours students must go to meetings for both of their subjects;  you can choose which one you attend first.

G.116, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

Drop in if you need help registering your optional for Semester 2.

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet Your Academic Adviser (AA)

Drop in to your Academic Adviser’s office for a quick chat anytime during these hours.

Your Academic Adviser will be an academic from your subject. For Joint Honours students, it will be someone from one of your subjects. Check your student information to see who your Academic Adviser is.

Please note that some Academic Advisers have arranged different times. Please check further down this page to see if this applies to your Academic Adviser.

To find out who your AA is, go to your Student Information portal and to your student profile to find their name and contact details.

Friday 23 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 5:00pm

General Drop in Help Desk

Speak to one of the Student Support Coordinators about any issues or questions you may still have not that Induction Week is ending.

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Key contacts

Job title Name Contact details

Student Support Coordinator

Poppy Hoole

phoole@brookes.ac.uk

Subject Coordinator

Dr Erik Landis

elandis@brookes.ac.uk

Programme Lead 

Dr Harry Mount

htmount@brookes.ac.uk

Programme Administrator

Mike Wilson

m.wilson@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Liaison Librarian 

Ashley Cushman

humanitieslibrarian@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Adviser meetings

Most Academic Advisers are available to meet their students between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 22 September. If your Academic Adviser has arranged a different meeting time it will be listed here. They will also email you to remind you.

Reading lists

This is an indicative reading list of the core books used for your course's compulsory modules. There is no expectation for you to purchase any of the books, they are all available in the university library.

Once you have chosen your optional modules, you will be able to contact the module leaders to request their reading lists.

For Joint Honours students, you will find your reading lists for your other subject on their new students web page.

 

History Single Honours 

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

HIST4001 Europe and the World: 1450-1750

Kumin, Beat (ed.). The European World 1500-1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History. London: Routledge, 2017

HIST4009 Making History: Theories, Methods, Sources

Nash, David. History: A Beginner's Guide. London: Oneworld Publications, 2016.

HIST4010 A People's History of Britain

Colley, Linda. Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2005.

HIST4012 World at War: A History of the First World War

Macmillan, Margaret. The War That Ended the Peace: How Europe Abandoned Peace for the First World War. London: Profile Books, 2013

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

HIST4008 Superpowers: A History of the Cold War

Leffler, Mervyn. For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, The Soviet Union, and the Cold War. New York: Hill & Wang, 2007

HIST4011 Power and Dominion: Ideologies of the West, 1650-2000

Heywood, Andrew. Political Ideologies: An Introduction. London: Palgrave, 2017

 

History Joint Honours

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

HIST4001 Europe and the World: 1450-1750

Kumin, Beat (ed.). The European World 1500-1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History. London: Routledge, 2017

HIST4009 Making History: Theories, Methods, Sources

Nash, David. History: A Beginner's Guide. London: Oneworld Publications, 2016.

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

HIST4011 Power and Dominion: Ideologies of the West, 1650-2000

Heywood, Andrew. Political Ideologies: An Introduction. London: Palgrave, 2017