History and Classics

Geographic and Thematic Fields for History PhD Students

GEOGRAPHIC AND THEMATIC FIELDS FOR HISTORY PHD STUDENTS

The purpose of the comprehensive examination in History is to ensure that our PhD graduates have a strong grounding in the core historiography of their own area of study, and are also comfortable and competent reading beyond their own field and applying insights from other historical eras and areas in their own work. 

Students will need to read for examination in:

One major and two minor fields (at least one geographic, one thematic)

            OR
Two major fields (at least one geographic, one thematic)

Major fields will consist of 60 books, or the equivalent in articles.

Minor fields will consist of 40 books, or the equivalent in articles.

 

GEOGRAPHIC FIELDS

Responsible Faculty                                             

  Russia and Soviet Union

Coleman, Marples, Kravchenko

  Eastern/Central Europe

Coleman, Kravchenko, Marples, Patrouch

  Canada

Carter, Ens, Muir, Piper, Stunden Bower

  US

Ede, Romeo

  Pre-Modern Europe

Kitchen, Patrouch

  Modern Europe

Lemire, Moure, Patrouch, Sweeney

  Africa

Hendrickson, McDougall

  South Asia before 1200 CE

Dagmar Wujastyk, Dominik Wujastyk

  East Asia before 1500 CE

Dunch

  East Asia after 1500 CE

Dunch

  Pre-Modern Middle East and North Africa

Hendrickson

  Modern Middle East and North Africa

Gahan, Hendrickson, McDougall

  Pacific World (minor only)

Samson

  Modern Latin America and Caribbean (minor only                 

Heilman

     
       
THEMATIC FIELDS         
   Race, Ethnicity, and Identity        
   Environmental History        
   History of Religion        
   Science and Technology        
   War and Society        
   Empire and Colonialism        
   Gender and Sexuality
       
   Legal History        
   Indigenous History        
   Urban History        
   Material Culture        
   Digital Humanities        
   Public History        
   Cultural and Intellectual History        
   Social History, Labor History & Everyday Life        
   History of Medicine and Health