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Faculty of History

Most of the experience of humanity is contained in the past. Medieval and modern history has been studied at Oxford for longer than at almost any other university: a Regius Professor of Modern History was first appointed in 1724, and undergraduate examinations began in 1850.
Today the University is one of the world's most encompassing centres for the study of history. The faculty has about a hundred permanent teaching staff, nearly twelve hundred undergraduates, and almost five hundred graduate students attracted from many countries. Historians also abound in other departments. At their service is the Bodleian library and its ancillaries, which count among the greatest of research collections.
They work and live in forty-five college communities, in buildings ranging from honey-coloured medieval quads, to the most controversial of post-modernist architecture, all set within the lively, thriving, and beautiful city of Oxford.

Series associated with Faculty of History

Cantemir Institute
Centre for the Study of the Book
Diplomacy and culture at the Ottoman Court
Global and Imperial History Research Seminar
Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series, 2016-2017
History Faculty
How Epidemics End
Oxford German Exchange Series on Brexit
Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction
Spain: 1959 - 1992
Stories, Spaces and Societies - Globalising and Localising the Great War
The English People at War in the Age of Henry VIII
The Global History of Capitalism
What next after your PhD? Getting published in journals and getting your first academic job
# Episode Title Description People Date
101 Creative Commons Research in Private vs. Institutional Archives: Difference in Approaches, Unity of Aims Fifteenth and final presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Alex Titov 22 Feb 2011
102 Creative Commons Newspapers Beyond Text: Mapping Komosomol'skaya pravda, 1950-1964 Fourteenth presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Simon Huxtable 22 Feb 2011
103 Creative Commons The Elusive Censor: The Difficulties of Researching Soviet Censorship Thirteenth presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Samantha Sherry 22 Feb 2011
104 Creative Commons Myth, Memory, Fandom: Konstantin Simonov and his Readers in the 1950s and 1960s Twelfth presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Polly Jones 22 Feb 2011
105 Creative Commons Listening for Twenty Years Eleventh presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Catharine Merridale 22 Feb 2011
106 Creative Commons A Russianist's Adventures in Central Asian Cinema Tenth presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Seth Graham 22 Feb 2011
107 Creative Commons Whose Voice is it Anyway? - Film Dubbing in the Soviet Republic Ninth presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. JJ Gurga 22 Feb 2011
108 Creative Commons Sonic Sources and the study of Bela Bartok's 'Romanian Folk Dances Eight presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Joshua Waldon 22 Feb 2011
109 Creative Commons Silence in the Archives Seventh presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Claire Knight 22 Feb 2011
110 More 'History from the side': Researching Social History of Medicine of the Late Imperial and Early Soviet era Sixth presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Simon Pawley 22 Feb 2011
111 Creative Commons The Human Science in Revolutionary Russia: Using specialist and 'thick' journals Fifth presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Daniel Beer 22 Feb 2011
112 Creative Commons Using 1950s-1960s sources: the case of Soviet Policy in west Africa Fourth presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Alessandro Iandolo 22 Feb 2011
113 Creative Commons But there was no humour in the 1930s! - Researching around the system Third presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Jon Waterlow 22 Feb 2011
114 Creative Commons Researching Soviet Social History in the 1920s Second Presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Andy Willimot 22 Feb 2011
115 Creative Commons Using Manuscripts to Research Russian History - The Case of 17th Century Medical Texts First Presentation of the Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction conference. Introduction by Jon Waterlow. Clare Griffin 22 Feb 2011
116 'Encountering Islam in Eastern African: Transnational History and Imperialism, c. 1880-1930' Prof. Anderson (Oxford University) examines the tumultuous history in the Jubaland area of southern Somalia and northern Kenya at the turn of the 20th century. David Anderson 09 Feb 2011
117 Creative Commons 'Migrants and the Marginalised in the Colonial and Post-Colonial British World' Professor Stephen Constantine (Lancaster University) presents research on migration within the British world and the effects it has on the marginalisation of different social groups. Stephen Constantine 31 Jan 2011
118 'From Mission to Dialogue? Christianity in the Wake of Indian Independence' Dr Christopher Harding (Edinburgh University) presents his research on the history of Christian contemplatives in post-independence India. Christopher Harding 31 Jan 2011
119 Creative Commons Creating Power: Changing Character of War Program 2010 Annual Lecture Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman of King's College, London, gives the 2010 Changing Character of War lecture on the 29th November 2010 entitled 'Creating Power'. Lawrence Freedman 10 Jan 2011