Opinion is all about the study of history at Oxford, be it as part of a history, PPE or STEM degree. We’re interested in looking critically about history in academia and sharing our opinions on the intricacies and debates inherent to studying at Oxford!
Whether you have strong opinions on Disciplines of History, want to share the historical aspects of your degree, or you’re simply unsure which option to take next term, this is the section for you.
- The Global Middle Ages: A Radical New Way of Doing HistoryLuke Bateman reviews the EWF4 paper, or Global Middle Ages.
- Should undergraduate historians be forced to take British history papers?“No matter what country you’re learning about, you’ll probably bump into Britain.” Nathan Land argues against compulsory British history papers.
- In defence of HistoriographyDaniel Morgan sets out the case for the continued relevance of the Historiography Prelims paper.
- A Review of HBI IV – What’s Happened to Wales?Hannah Rees reviews the HBI IV paper, outlining the paper’s strengths and what it reveals about the university’s view of Wales.
- The British Isles in Oxford – comforting in its familiarity, or repetitive and limiting?Lucy Fletcher discusses Oxford’s “frankly old fashioned” approach to the history of the British Isles and its inherent inequalities.