History

The History subject activity strand will introduce you to different ways of thinking of and through the past in different times and different spaces. We shall introduce you to different forms of historical testimony – from monastic manuscripts to early film – and discuss how such historical fragments can help us to reconstruct aspects of the past. In each seminar you will not only study history but be asked to be historians.

Dates

8 x 3 hour sessions, to be held on weekdays between January and May, both in and out of term time.

 DayDateTimeLocation
Session 1 Wednesday 30th January 2019 14:00–17:00 Streatham Campus
Session 2 Wednesday 13th February 2019 14:00–17:00 Streatham Campus
Session 3 Wednesday 27th February 2019 14:00–17:00 Streatham Campus
Session 4 Wednesday 13th March 2019 14:00–17:00 Streatham Campus
Session 5 Wednesday 27th March 2019 14:00–17:00 Streatham Campus
Session 6 Wednesday 1st May 2019 14:00–17:00 Streatham Campus
Session 7 Wednesday 15th May 2019 14:00–17:00 Streatham Campus
Session 8 Wednesday 29th May 2019 14:00–17:00 Streatham Campus

Activity Locations

All subject activity sessions will take place on the University of Exeter Streatham campus.

Meeting point: Amory building reception, Streatham campus

Subject Activity Strand Content

Students who choose this subject strand will sample the History Department’s expertise in different forms of historical thought and analysis. We shall journey from medieval Europe to colonial India and the contemporary world, and introduce you to different ways in which the past can be conceived, read, and written.

Each seminar will be similar to how we teach undergraduates; not a lecture but a discussion based around a fragment of the past (such as the image above). Through such fragments we shall discuss the different ways in which the past can be rethought – of political, social, cultural, economic, military, diplomatic, and postcolonial histories.

This subject strand will act as both an introduction to history and equip you with the analytical skills necessary to succeed at university and beyond. It is a chance to experience not only what it is like to be a history undergraduate, but what it is like to be an historian.

 

This subject activity strand has contributions from the following degree programmes:

  • BA History

Entry Requirements

In the event of this subject strand being oversubscribed, priority for places will be given to students studying History at A Level. 

Pass Criteria

A minimum of 6 out of the 8 subject activity sessions must be attended, in addition to the Exeter Scholars Student Conference.