The Practice of History B


Rev. Dr Max Vodola (coordinator) Not offered in 2020

This seminar based unit is designed to build on the methodology and exercises undertaken in The Practice of History A. Students will be required to undertake research in a specific topic of their choice and approved by the lecturer. They will also be required to present progress reports, exchange and argue their views in a series of seminars.  




regular seminars throughout the semester


  • two 500-word seminar papers on historical methodology and analysis 20%
  • one 4,000-word research essay 80%


  • Augustine. City of God. Book 5. (any edition).
  • Bradley, James E., and Richard A. Muller. Church History: An Introduction to Research, Reference Works and Methods. Grand Rapids, MN: Eerdmans, 1995.
  • Burke, Peter, ed. New Perspectives on Historical Writing. 2nd ed. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001.
  • Carr, Edward H. What is History? With a new introduction by Richard J. Evans. Rev. ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. 
  • Curthoys, Ann, and John Docker. Is History Fiction? 2nd ed. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2010.
  • Elton, Geoffrey R., ed. The Practice of History. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002. 
  • Evans, Richard J. In Defence of History. New ed. London: Granta Books, 2000.
  • McIntyre, C. T. God, History and Historians: An Anthology of Modern Christian Views of History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.
  • Munslow, Alun. The Routledge Companion to Historical Studies. 2nd ed. Routledge Companions to History. London: Routledge, 2005.
  • Walker, Garthine, ed. Writing Early Modern History. Writing History. London: Hodder Arnold, 2005.