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Incest and the Habsburgs

It is a great pleasure to welcome Geoffrey Parker, Andreas Dorpalen Professor of European History at Ohio State University, back to the Centre for another special guest lecture. Geoffrey is a leading specialist in early modern Spain, military and global history. All welcome, followed by a wine reception to be held in the Wilkins Garden Room. More...

Starts: Oct 21, 2015 5:00:00 PM


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Due for publication by the end of this year a selection of some of the best work arising from the Centre's activities from Ashgate. See advert...

Core Course

Early Modern Exchanges: Methods, Histories, Cultures

Code: ARTFGE01
Value: 30 credits
Tutor: Taught by a variety of tutors (changes year on year)
Time & Location: Wednesdays, 12am - 2pm, Term 1  Rockefeller G15 (339 week 9)

Assessment: The first term is assessed through a 4000 word annotated bibliography / literature review defining a subject area that will become the focus of the dissertation. The second term will be assessed by one 4000 word essay.

Module Description: The first term is devoted to deepening students' understanding of this crucial period and enhancing their research skills, developing critical, conceptual and historiographical awareness, alongside paleography, bibliography and book history skills. This will enhance students' ability to work with early modern images, material culture and historical sources. 

In the second term students examine a variety of early modern European literatures, histories and cultures and think about the range and diversity of approaches, methodologies and subjects crucial to an understanding of the early modern world.

In addition students take two options in each term or two options over both terms (worth 15 or 30 credits each to a total of 60 credits), as well as doing a 18,000 word dissertation (90 credits).

Course Options

Please be aware that departments are entitled to give priority to their own students in allocating module places. Please contact the relevant departmental administrator before registering for a module.


Art History


Non-History Department students:

If you wish to take a module in the History Dept (modules beginning HISTG* or MDVLG*) please contact the Graduate Programmes Administrator to reserve a space.  You should note that places for intercollegiate and interdepartmental students are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Priority is given to History students and to students on degrees affiliated with UCL History.

A full list of course options is available on the History Department's MA pages.



Medieval Options

There are a vast array of complementary Medieval Options available offered through the Medieval and Renaissance Studies MA programme. They are subject to availability and at the discretion of the convenor and course tutors.