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Durham University

Department of History

Events and Seminars


Upcoming events

Historiography, Theory, Sources and Methods PhD Reading Group

19th February 2019, 16:00 to 17:00, Room 309, History Department, 43 North Bailey, Cherry Leonardi and Andy Wood

Title: History, folklore and anthropology

Reading: P. Pels, ‘The anthropology of colonialism: culture, history and the emergence of western governmentality’, Annual Review of Anthropology, 26 (1997), 163-83.

Attendance for this course is expected of first year PhD students. Doctoral students from other years may attend as they wish. All those who wish to attend the course should be present at the session in Week One, Michaelmas Term.

For people who are really keen, the conversation might extend beyond 5pm; the specialist member of faculty may have to leave at 5pm, but the Organizer will remain to keep the conversation going. That conversation might always be extended in The Shakespeare afterwards!

Key reading:

J.H. Arnold, History: a very short introduction (Oxford, 2000). A nice, sharp, short, funny and always clever little book that will get you thinking. Written in his young days by a now highly distinguished medieval cultural historian.

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