My Dissertation Prep

Hi all,

I’ve been thinking about my dissertation. I still have another year before I need to think about my topic, however, I thought it would be easier if I created a list of topics I’ve studied so far and coupled it with an enjoyment rating! 🙂 I can continue it throughout my second year and when I need to pick a topic for my dissertation I can review my chart and pick from the topics I enjoyed the most! 🙂

There are still some gaps in my ratings because I’d like to go back over the lecture before I rate it 🙂 Here’s my table!

Module Topic Enjoyment/Rating
Archaeology of Britain Palaeolithic 9
Archaeology of Britain Mesolithic: Hunter-Gatherers 9.5
Archaeology of Britain Neolithic: Becoming Farmers 10
Archaeology of Britain Bronze Age: Rise of the Individual 8.5
Archaeology of Britain Iron Age: Religion and Ritual  
Archaeology of Britain Roman: Changing Landscapes 7.5
Archaeology of Britain Anglo-Saxon: Invaders & Immigrants  
Archaeology of Britain Medieval: The move to villages 8.5
Archaeology of Britain Changing attitudes to death in Prehistory 9.5
Archaeology of Britain Identity, movement, migration: moving peoples 9.5
Archaeology of Britain The appearance of the new religion 9
Classical Civilisations Knossos and Minoan Crete 9.5
Classical Civilisations Artefacts: Fresco – Bull Leaping (Knossos); Bull’s head rhyton and Cretan bull figurines 7.5
Classical Civilisations Troy and Mycenae 6.5
Classical Civilisations Priam’s Treasure and the Mask of Agamemnon. Schliemann – Father of Mediterranean archaeology or fraud? 6.5
Classical Civilisations Athens: Archaeology, History and Art History 7
Classical Civilisations The Erechtheion (focus on the Caryatids), Athenian grave Stelae, artefacts from the Agora. 6
Classical Civilisations Greek Sculpture and the body in Greek art. The Spartan mirage and the ‘other’ of Athens. 9
Classical Civilisations Sculpture: form and function in Athens and Sparta. Artefacts: The Tyrannicides and Zeus/Poseidon of Artemesium / Athena Partenos and Charioteer of Delphi / bronze Spartan female athlete, Spartan votive offerings for Artemis Orthia / Agamemnon. 8.5
Classical Civilisations The city of Rome and the archaeology of Rome. 9
Classical Civilisations Roman Republican visual culture (portraits, tombs, the Capitaline She-Wolf) 7
Classical Civilisations The Ara Pacis and Trajan’s Column – Augustus and Trajan 8
Classical Civilisations Augustus of Primaporta, the Gemma Augustae, the Augustan vs. Trajan Forum.  
Classical Civilisations Pompeii and Herculaneum 8.5
Classical Civilisations Villa of the Mysteries (fresco), the Alexander mosaic from the House of the Faun, objects from Herculaneum and Pompeii. 9.5
Classical Civilisations Rome’s influence on the East  
Classical Civilisations The Library of Celsus / Hagia Sophia – Mosaics / The Barbarini Diptych. 8
Classical Civilisations

 

Rome’s influence on the West.  
Classical Civilisations Raphael’s School of Athens fresco – Vatican, the impact of the Marcus Aurelius equestrian statue, the Orders of Architecture. 8.5
Exploring the Past The Making of Britain (inc. Medieval Ireland) 10
Exploring the Past Nothing is so boundless as the sea / who owns the sea? 9.5
Exploring the Past Slavery and abolition 7.5
Exploring the Past Rank and Ritual  
Exploring the Past New imperialism  
Exploring the Past Victorian cities 6
Exploring the Past Global migrations
Early Modern People and their Worlds Printed Worlds: Media and Communication 8
Early Modern People and their Worlds Ritual Worlds: Rank and Ceremonial 7
Early Modern People and their Worlds Dynamic Worlds: States and Empires 8
Early Modern People and their Worlds The Spiritual World of Early Modern People  
Early Modern People and their Worlds The Renaissance 7
Early Modern People and their Worlds The Reformation 6
Early Modern People and their Worlds The ‘Scientific Revolution’ 8
Early Modern People and their Worlds Family, Kin and Community 9
Early Modern People and their Worlds Economic Lives and Law 9
Early Modern People and their Worlds Bodies, Soul and Emotion 9
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present Iberian Outreach: The Portuguese and Asia 7
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present Iberian Outreach: The Spanish and the New World 8
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present Russian Outreach (Expansion Eastward) 7.5
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present An East African Hub: The Swahili Coast 2
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present West African Empires: Songhai, Oyo and Asante

 

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Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present Globalisation in Microcosm: The Atlantic Slave Trade 2
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present A South Asian Superpower: Mughal India 8.5
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present Trade and Empire  
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present China: The Rise and Fall of the Ching Dynasty 10
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present Japan: From Tokugawa Shoguns to Meiji Restoration 10
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present Europe and the Pursuit of Empire  
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present National and Social Revolutions at the Dawn of 20th Century  
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present Rule and Response in South Asia
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present Imperialism and Nationalism in the Middle East
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present Hindus, Muslims and the Partition of India 8
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present Zionism and the Emergence of Israel 6
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present The Cold War 6.5
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present Dirty Wars of Decolonisation 6.5
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present From Freedom Fighters to Terrorists 6.5
Global Histories: The Non-Western World 1500-Present The Environmental Crisis 5
The Medieval World Medieval Conduct: Chivalry, Feud and Honour 7.5
The Medieval World Gender and Sexuality 6
The Medieval World Symbols and Meaning 9.5
The Medieval World Why were medieval Europeans Christian?  
The Medieval World The conflict of Church and State 10
The Medieval World Revolution in the Cloisters: The New Monasticism 9.5
The Medieval World From Odin to Christ: Conversion of Vikings 6.5
The Medieval World The Making of Europe  
The Medieval World Kingship Lordship 9
The Medieval World The Crusades and Conquest 9.5
The Medieval World The Mongol Empire 9
     

 

Are you doing anything similar to prepare for your dissertation? Have you studied any of the above topics? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

 

Dissertation Prep

 

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