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World Histories: Contact, Conflict and Culture from Ancient to Modern

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
30
ECTS points
15
Level
Level 4
Module lead
Charlotte Riley
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

Historians have many different ways of viewing the past: we do not just pick up facts like sweets from a jar. Instead, we craft different stories based on the sources we choose to examine, the approaches we choose to take and the way that our training, our beliefs and our identities shape our interaction with the past. In this history department, we have historians working on periods from the ancient world to the contemporary moment, covering the whole world (and beyond!) and working on themes like envionment, technology and the material world; artistic, intellectual and cultural life; race, gender and the promise of a civil society; and big topics like faith, power, empire (and after), conflict, tolerance, prejudice and migration. This course will introduce you to some of these topics and themes, show you some periods and regions that you might not have encountered before, and introduce you to some of the stories that we find especially interesting and important.

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