Oxford's faculty of history is one of the largest in the country with about 100 permanent teaching staff, 1200 undergraduates and 500 graduates, and served by a large teaching collection of books and electronic resources as well as the Bodleian Library. The size and quality of the department mean that a broad range of subfields are studied: British history is at its core, but American, European, Asian, African and other histories are also studied, supported in some cases by specialist collections such as the Vere Harmondsworth Library for Americana (the largest collection outside north America) or the collection of the Indian Institute. Students have the opportunity to study primary texts as well as secondary literature across a broad range of tutorial options.

 

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SSO history tutorial descriptions

  • A Comparative History of the First World War, 1914–20
  • Anglo-Saxon Archaeology of the Early Christian Period, 600–c.750
  • Approaches to History
  • British Economic History since 1870
  • British Society in the Twentieth Century
  • China in War and Revolution, 1890–1949
  • Conquest and Frontiers: England and the Celtic Peoples, 1150–1220
  • Court Culture and Art in Early Modern Europe
  • Culture and Society in Early Renaissance Italy, 1290–1348
  • Culture and Society in France from Voltaire to Balzac
  • Culture, Politics and Identity in Cold War Europe, 1945–68.
  • English Chivalry and the French War, c.1330 – c.1400
  • English Society in the Seventeenth Century
  • Flanders and Italy in the Quattrocento, 1420–80
  • From Julian the Apostate to Saint Augustine, 350–95
  • General History I (285–476)
  • General History II (476–750)
  • General History III (700–900)
  • General History IV (900–1122)
  • General History V (1122–1273)
  • General History VI (1273–1409)
  • General History VII (1409–1525)
  • General History VIII (1500–1618)
  • General History IX (1600–1715)
  • General History X (1715–1799)
  • General History XI (1789–1871)
  • General History XII (1856–1914)
  • General History XIII (1914–1945)
  • General History XIV (1941–1973)
  • General History XV (Britain’s North American Colonies from Settlement to Independence, 1600–1812)
  • General History XVI (From Colonies to Nation: the History of the United States, 1776–1877)
  • General History XVII (The History of the United States since 1863)
  • General History XVIII (Imperial and Global History, 17501914)
  • Historiography: Tacitus to Weber
  • History of the British Isles I: c.370–1087
  • History of the British Isles II: 1042–1330
  • History of the British Isles III: 1330–1550
  • History of the British Isles IV: 1500–1700
  • History of the British Isles V: 1685–1830
  • History of the British Isles VI: 1815–1924
  • History of the British Isles VII: Since 1900
  • Imperialism and Nationalism, 1830–1980
  • Intellect and Culture in Victorian Britain
  • Literature and Politics in Early Modern England
  • Medicine, Empire, and Improvement, 1720–1820
  • Modern Japan, 1868–1972
  • Nationalism in Western Europe, 1799–1890
  • Nationalism, Politics and Culture in Ireland, c.1870–1921
  • Nobility and Gentry in England, 1560–1660
  • Political Theory and Social Science, c.1780–1920
  • Revolution and Empire in France, 1789–1815
  • Scholasticism and Humanism
  • Society and Government in France, 1610–1715
  • The Age of Jefferson, 1774–1826
  • The American Empire, 1823–1904
  • The Authority of Nature: Race, Heredity and Crime, 1800–1940
  • The Carolingian Renaissance
  • The Crusades
  • The First Industrial Revolution, 1700–1870
  • The Metropolitan Crucible, London 1685–1815
  • The Near East in the Age of Justinian and Muhammad, 527–c.700
  • The Science of Society, 1650–1800
  • The Soviet Union, 1924–41
  • The Wars of the Roses, 1450–1500
  • Theories of the State
  • Theories of War and Peace in Europe, 1890–1914
  • Witch-Craft and Witch-Hunting in Early Modern Europe.
  • Women, Gender and Print Culture in Reformation England, c.1530–1640