Convenor: Tom Johnson
Module code: HIS00113I
Disciplines of History 2 is a required module for Single Subject History students in the second year of the History programme. It exposes students to various sub-disciplinary modes of contemporary historical practice through a combination of foundational theoretical texts for the sub-disciplines in question, and historical texts that apply those sub-disciplinary approaches.
The specific mix of sub-disciplines will be at the discretion of individual staff members, who will choose at least one sub-discipline from each of the four ‘Bands’ (see the Teaching Programme for more information).
Exploring a minimum of four historical sub-disciplines will provide every student with a strong reflexive basis for making strategic disciplinary choices in their independent historical practice. The module will also help them further contextualise their practice within a wider field of historiographical engagement.
The teaching programme will consist of four 2-hour seminar meetings, one weekly in weeks 1-4 of the summer term.
Seminar topics may include ONE of the following sub-disciplinary areas of history PER BAND, at the tutor’s discretion:
Seminar 1: Band A
Seminar 2: Band B
Seminar 3: Band C
Seminar 4: Band D
You might like to look at the following:
- Zemon Davis, Natalie Zemon. The Return of Martin Guerre. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.
- Kelley, Robin D.G. Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. Boston: Beacon Press, 2002.
- Sewell, Jr, William H. Logics of History: Social Theory and Social Transformation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
For more detailed information on the module, please visit the module catalogue.