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HI1102 Interpreting History

Historians often disagree. Disunity should not, however, be regarded by students as merely confusing and unhelpful.
  • Module Coordinator:
    • Dr Robert Armstrong
  • Duration:
    • Michaelmas term 
  • Contact Hours:
    • 1 hr lecture per week 
  • Weighting:
    • 5 ECTS

It is through argument that history develops and this module seeks to introduce students to debates, arguments and differences in historical approach and understanding. This is a lecture-only module held once per week. The theme for 2015-16 is warfare and conflict.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Outline the arguments advanced by different historians in key historiographical debates
  • Discuss some key methodological and theoretical approaches used by historians involved in those debates
  • Undertake a basic critique and assessment in written format of arguments advanced in selected historiographical debates