Themes in Modern British and Irish History

Course Material 2023/24

This research project seminar consists of eight themes spread across modern British and Irish history between c. 1750-1980. It therefore picks up themes and content from the outline paper O7 – Modern British and Irish History since 1750 - although of course there is no expectation that students taking this seminar will have also taken O7.  Students should be aware that the themes will not be taken in chronological order, but that good coverage of the whole field will be offered in economic, social, cultural and political history. Readings will aim at exploring major historiographical debates and emergent areas of research and also at indicating the range of sources available to students who might pursue their research project in this area.