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Intellectual Engagement

Intellectual Engagement

A wide range of internationally-renowned scholars are invited to the University on a regular basis to give lectures and papers.

In addition to the World History seminars, students will be able to attend lectures and research papers at the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), as well as the Centres for South Asian Studies, Latin American Studies and African Studies.

The History Faculty has a very wide range of seminars, including a Middle Eastern History Group Seminar, a Global Intellectual History seminar, an American History seminar and seminars in cultural history, social and economic history, British history, oceanic history and eighteenth-century studies, which sometimes offer papers of direct relevance to world historians

There is a large suite of undergraduate papers in world history, including survey papers on World History from 1500-1914 and World History since 1914. The lectures for undergraduate papers are also open to graduate students. Graduate students are encouraged to attend lectures on topics relevant to dissertation and option areas, in order to get a sense of the general field in which they are writing.

There are strong intellectual links between the World History Subject Group and other Departments and Faculties. Students are able to attend any open lecture courses across the university, without permission, for example those presented by  Anthropology, Politics and International Relations, and the History and Philosophy of Science.