By Hira Amin
As a PhD student with an interest in Muslims in Britain, my initial thoughts were to focus on religious ideas, their evolution and how they are creating new British Muslim subjectivities. I specifically wanted to distance myself from the media sensationalism and politics surrounding Muslims in the West. Of course, all historians must take into account sociopolitical contexts; the understanding and practice of religion does not take place in a vacuum. Yet my subject was to be on Muslims’ evolution in understanding and practicing their faith in late 20th and early 21st century Britain.
The University of Cambridge History Faculty is recognised as one of the world’s leading history departments and it is the largest amongst the humanities and social science faculties at Cambridge.
It is time to visualise the sheer diversity of the research being undertaken by History graduates. The map pins each student to their area of research and briefly outlines their thesis topic. Click here to discover who is reaching what and where.
by Hira Amin
To showcase the sheer diversity in research being undertaken at the University of Cambridge by history MPhil and PhD students, I decided to create a map pinning each student to their research area. This brief article will outline the thought process and actions behind the final product.