Working as an Oxford graduate student is likely to be an exhilarating experience. History in Oxford stretches from circa 300 A.D. to the present, and embraces in addition to its British and European heritage an exceptionally broad range of World history. It comprises an active research community of up to 800 senior academics and graduate students, all contributing to a varied and wholesome menu of research seminars, lectures, academic societies, and personal contacts. Our research is organised around historical periods and research centres, or in collaborative and individual research projects, and graduates will always be welcome at seminars, workshops and conferences - even if they want to expose themselves to a subject outside their own comfort zone.
Graduates are encouraged to make use of these opportunities as widely as possible without endangering their own degree work. Striking the right balance between intellectual curiosity and temptation and intellectual discipline, and remaining focused without becoming blinkered, should be an integral part of a successful graduate career. The Oxford environment does provide all the ingredients for this.
The OHGN is a new initiative, aiming to foster friendships, conversations and collaboration among history graduate research students at Oxford. We aim to provide contexts where graduates at different stages in research, from different seminars, and attached to different research centres, can meet and talk.
We’re working from the assumption that a modern British historian might have a lot to talk about and learn from someone studying Southeast Asia in the thirteenth century, and vice versa. We think that of the many opportunities available to graduate research students at Oxford, ongoing connections with our peers are among the most intellectually valuable.
We run events. We produce a bi-termly newsletter that profiles what’s going on around the Faculty for graduate students. We provide a directory of online personal research profiles, to help researchers promote their research, and allow other students to see what research is happening throughout the History faculty and beyond.
Page last updated: 14/03/2013, at 11:15
There are a number of ways that you can contact us directly:
Faculty of History
Oxford OX1 2RL
Tel: +44 1865 615000
Fax: +44 1865 250704