Joint Schools with History
At St Anne’s we are strongly committed to the ‘joint schools’, above all because, although formally they straddle disciplines, they in fact represent well thought-out and coherent fields of study. All the courses of this kind which we offer rest on the support of in-house College tutors on both sides of the so-called ‘joint schools’. So don’t be afraid to think ‘outside the box’. However, for purposes of information, do take a look at the website entries on History and the other ‘parent’ schools which supply much useful information (e.g. Modern Languages; Classics for the Ancient and Modern History course; Philosophy, Politics and Economics for History and Economics and History and Politics). For example, the History entry will tell you about who the tutors are, something about our teaching practice and commitment, specific features about College that are of benefit to students in the arts and social sciences (the library, travel grants), and relevant career paths.
Ancient and Modern History
St Anne’s is well-equipped (and correspondingly eager) to teach Ancient and Modern History, since we have in-house tutors in both Ancient History (Dr Ed Bispham) and Modern History. Amongst the modernists Peter Ghosh has a research interest in Gibbon and classical tradition, but of course ‘Ancient and Modern History’ embraces history in its entirety, and is by no means limited to specific connections of this kind, important though they are. St Anne’s has a strong Classics department and a flourishing Classics Society, providing many opportunities to share ideas with other students and graduates at various stages in their degrees.