Britain and Its Worlds

History 101.004

Spring 2015
Section: 
004
Instructor: 
Location: 
2303 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
MW 10-12P
CCN: 
39294
Units: 
5
This is a research seminar on Britain, the British empire, and British engagement with the wider world in the modern era. Members of this seminar are welcome to write on any aspect of British history, and are especially encouraged to explore the ways in which British and imperial actors or interests informed, experienced, and sometimes explosively propelled larger international problems after 1750.  
 
The goal of the seminar is to construct a 30- to 50-page thesis, making good use of primary sources to pose and answer a compelling historical question. Early readings will explore different models of researching, writing, and thinking about British and British imperial history. As a group, we will investigate archival materials available on campus and provide collaborative feedback on each other’s emerging work.