Topics in the History of War and Peace


An exploration of the history and historiography of war, peace and state violence from a variety of perspectives, focusing on the modern period. Topics could include the course, conduct and consequences of inter-state, civil, revolutionary and imperial warfare as well as of peace-making, internationalism, humanitarianism and the regulation of warfare in international law. Integrates a range of approaches to the study of the past, including international, military, economic, cultural, legal and social histories.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2024

Semester 1 and 2 (full year)


Coordinator(s) Professor Maartje Abbenhuis


HISTORY 715A: 15 points

HISTORY 715B: 15 points