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Core Course: Research Challenge in Modern British History

Convenors: Dr Samuel James and Dr Helen McCarthy

This programme of fortnightly workshops in the Michaelmas Term, plus a Lent Term project, aims to introduce and develop some of the key skills of historical research. Through seminars and group work, all MPhil participants will explore the ways in which modern British historians might identify and use sources of diverse range of types, as well as reflecting on what makes for excellent historical writing and analysis. The Lent Term project will further encourage the group to reflect on the ways in which historical research might engage and be communicated to different audiences.


Topics for 2018-19

  • Historical Analysis
  • Great Academic Writing
  • Building a Research Base and Using Your Sources
  • Hands-On Session at the Churchill Archives Centre
  • Exhibiting the Past

The Research Challenge will offer archive and field trips, and students will be expected to actively contribute through presentations and discussion.

For a Research Challenge example please click here.


This information is provided for illustrative purposes only.