Oxford’s History Faculty has one of the largest concentrations of Early Modern British scholars in the world, and has long been a centre of excellence in the promotion of research in this field. It also has a strong reputation in the training of young historians. The library and archival resources for the study of British history are enormously rich and diverse, and the University offers a stimulating environment in which to pursue advanced scholarship.
The Centre sustains and enhances the University’s strength in Early Modern British and Irish historical studies. It enjoys the active support of a core group of postholders working in this field, and of a larger number of researchers within Oxford. It aims to promote internal research collaboration, to pursue fruitful contacts with colleagues elsewhere in Oxford and to reach out to other universities. The already vigorous seminar culture has been afforced with a series of workshops and conferences.
Early Modern postgraduate studies can be pursued and developed through the relevant strands of the MSt / MPhil in Modern British and European History, and through the doctoral programme. All graduate students are encouraged to construct and participate in the planning of seminars, conferences, and related activities.