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No 6550

Wednesday 5 June 2019

Vol cxlix No 32

pp. 647–665

Notices by Faculty Boards, etc.

Economics Tripos

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 306)

With effect from 1 October 2019

The Faculty Board of Economics gives notice of the following amendments to the Supplementary Regulations for Part IIb of the Economics Tripos so as to update the description of Paper 8 and to remove Paper PBS9 from the options available under Paper 17.


Part IIb

Paper 8. The economics of developing countries.

By updating the description of Paper 8 to read as follows:

The paper deals with the problems of growth and development in developing countries. It aims to provide a framework to discuss contemporary economic problems and policy issues, and on interpreting quantitative empirical findings on these issues. Standard analytical tools, microeconomic and macroeconomic, are used to analyse key economic problems. Candidates are expected to show familiarity with the theoretical issues, to apply theory to the experience of a number of developing countries, and to use basic econometric knowledge to assess the empirical evidence.

Paper 17. A subject in the field of sociology and politics

By removing option (c) The family (Paper PBS 9 of the Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos) from the list of specified subjects available for Paper 17.

History and Politics Tripos, 2019–20: Variable subjects

Further to the Notice published on 26 September 2018 (Reporter, 6519, 2018–19, p. 11), the Faculty Board of History gives notice of the variable subjects to be examined in the History and Politics Tripos in 2019–20, as follows:

Section C



The politics of the Middle East


British and European politics


US foreign policy


The politics of Africa


Conflict and peacebuilding


Law of peace: The law of emerging international constitutional order


Politics and gender


Themes and issues in politics and international relations (examined by long essay)


Politics of the future (examined by long essay)


China in the international order



Transformation of the Roman world (Paper C4 of Part II of the Classical Tripos)


The Near East in the age of Justinian and Muhammad, ad 527–700


Slavery in the Greek and Roman worlds (Paper C3 of Part II of the Classical Tripos)


Living in Athens (Paper C1 of Part II of the Classical Tripos)


Early medicine (BBS113 of Part II (Biological and Biomedical Sciences) of the Natural Sciences Tripos)


The middle ages on film: Medieval violence and modern identities


Man, nature and the supernatural, c.1000–c.1600


Material culture in the early modern world


The medieval globe (Paper A24 of Part II of the Archaeology Tripos)


Overseas expansion and British identities, 1585–1714


The politics of knowledge from the late Renaissance to the early Enlightenment


Japanese history (Paper J6 of Part Ib of the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Tripos)


Women, gender and paid work in Britain since c.1850


Borderlands: Life on the Habsburg-Ottoman Frontier, 1521–1881


Stalinism and Soviet life


The long road to modernisation: Spain since 1808


The American Revolution in unexpected places


Ireland and the Irish since the Famine


The history of the Indian sub-continent from the late eighteenth century to the present day


The history of Africa from 1800 to the present day


‘Islands and Beaches': The Pacific and Indian Oceans in the Long Nineteenth Century

Section D

(i) Special Subjects (Paper 2 (long essay) and Paper 3 (written examination) of Part II of the Historical Tripos):

Roman religion: identity and empire (associated with Paper C2 of Part II of the Classical Tripos)


The ‘Angevin Empire', 1150s–1230s


Memory in early modern England


Uses of the visual in early modern Germany, c.1450–1550


The palace and the coffeehouse: The power of place in Ottoman history, 1300–1800


Reform and Reformation: Thomas More's England


Masculinities and political culture in Britain, 1832–1901


The 1848 Revolutions


The British and the Ottoman Middle East, 1798–1850


The transformation of everyday life in Britain, 1945–1990


Central European cities: Budapest, Prague, Vienna, 1450–1914


Missionary science, ethnic formation and the religious encounter in Belgian Congo


Indian democracy: Ideas in action, c.1947–2007


(ii) POL19. Themes and issues in Politics and International Relations (examined by long essay).

No candidate may offer more than one paper examined wholly by long essay or dissertation. Where a candidate offers papers from Section D, the two submitted essays shall each be considered a half-paper for the purposes of classing.

Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion Tripos

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 429)

With effect from 1 October 2019

The Faculty Board of Divinity gives notice of the following amendments to the Supplementary Regulations for the Theology, Religion and Philosphy of Religion Tripos so as to amend the title and description of Paper D2(b).


Part IIb

Paper D2(b).

By amending the paper's title and description to read as follows:

(b) The Apocalypse
The paper introduces students to anthropological and other social scientific reflections on apocalyptic and millenarian religion across space and time. Using contemporary ethnographic case studies while taking a long view of historical events, it examines the ancient roots of millennialism, its foundational texts, its charismatic leaders and prophets, and its (ostensibly) secular expressions.