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Hi, all. Anyone else here applying for History, either at the undergraduate or postgraduate level?

I applied for my MSt in Medieval History and would love to chat with other History applicants!
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Original post by MerryMedievalist
Hi, all. Anyone else here applying for History, either at the undergraduate or postgraduate level?

I applied for my MSt in Medieval History and would love to chat with other History applicants!

Hi, I also applied for MSt in Medieval History but haven't heard back yet.
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Original post by aslıı
Hi, I also applied for MSt in Medieval History but haven't heard back yet.


Hi! Good luck! I haven't heard back yet either. I think early to mid February is when we'll likely hear back. :smile: What area of Medieval History are you interested in researching?
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Original post by MerryMedievalist
Hi! Good luck! I haven't heard back yet either. I think early to mid February is when we'll likely hear back. :smile: What area of Medieval History are you interested in researching?


Hi. Good luck to both of us! Yes, I think we'll hear something in February. I'm interested in the Cathars, heresy, and the inquisition. What is your research area?
Original post by aslıı
Hi. Good luck to both of us! Yes, I think we'll hear something in February. I'm interested in the Cathars, heresy, and the inquisition. What is your research area?


Thank you! My research centers around the transmasculine experience in medieval Europe, specifically comparing and contrasting the Christian reception of transmaculine people in everyday life to their portrayal in hagiography and narrative verse. :smile:
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Original post by MerryMedievalist
Thank you! My research centers around the transmasculine experience in medieval Europe, specifically comparing and contrasting the Christian reception of transmaculine people in everyday life to their portrayal in hagiography and narrative verse. :smile:

Wow, it must be tough to find the right sources! Is Oxford your only choice, or did you apply anywhere else?
Original post by aslıı
Wow, it must be tough to find the right sources! Is Oxford your only choice, or did you apply anywhere else?

It's been a bit of a mixed bags as far as sources go! The actual hagiographies and narrative verse are surprisingly plentiful, but finding accounts of "on the ground", everyday experiences is, of course, more difficult. That's one of the major reasons I'm hoping to continue my research at Oxford; in my opinion, there's no other university that offers quite the vastness of medieval resources and expertise of history faculty as Oxford does. :biggrin:

I only applied to Oxford this time around since it is definitely my top choice, but if I don't get accepted, I'll probably apply to some other universities for a 2024 entry. What about you?
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Original post by MerryMedievalist
It's been a bit of a mixed bags as far as sources go! The actual hagiographies and narrative verse are surprisingly plentiful, but finding accounts of "on the ground", everyday experiences is, of course, more difficult. That's one of the major reasons I'm hoping to continue my research at Oxford; in my opinion, there's no other university that offers quite the vastness of medieval resources and expertise of history faculty as Oxford does. :biggrin:

I only applied to Oxford this time around since it is definitely my top choice, but if I don't get accepted, I'll probably apply to some other universities for a 2024 entry. What about you?


My primary choice was Cambridge since John H. Arnold, an expert on Cathars and the inquisition, is leading a Mphil program on Medieval History there. I already got an offer, but I'm an international applicant, and I cannot go without a substantial amount of scholarship. So, I'm waiting to hear about funding. If I also get an offer from Oxford, I will probably choose the one that provides more funding. That's the situation.
Original post by aslıı
My primary choice was Cambridge since John H. Arnold, an expert on Cathars and the inquisition, is leading a Mphil program on Medieval History there. I already got an offer, but I'm an international applicant, and I cannot go without a substantial amount of scholarship. So, I'm waiting to hear about funding. If I also get an offer from Oxford, I will probably choose the one that provides more funding. That's the situation.

That makes sense! I'm an international applicant too, so the funding is definitely a huge factor for me as well. Congratulations on your offer from Cambridge, by the way!
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Original post by MerryMedievalist
That makes sense! I'm an international applicant too, so the funding is definitely a huge factor for me as well. Congratulations on your offer from Cambridge, by the way!


Thank you! Hope we hear back from Oxf soon!!
Original post by aslıı
Thank you! Hope we hear back from Oxf soon!!


Me too! Let's keep each other updated! :biggrin:
Wow so many Medievalists! I’m also an international applicant to the Medieval history MSt.
Original post by alainaharris77
Wow so many Medievalists! I’m also an international applicant to the Medieval history MSt.


Why hello! :biggrin: What's your area of specialism?
Intermarriage after the Norman Conquest :smile:
Original post by MerryMedievalist
Why hello! :biggrin: What's your area of specialism?
Original post by alainaharris77
Intermarriage after the Norman Conquest :smile:

Awesome! Good luck! Let's all keep each other updated. :biggrin:
I'm a little late to the party lol but I applied for the MSt in US history strand! hoping we all hear good news soon! :smile:
Original post by juliannetet
I'm a little late to the party lol but I applied for the MSt in US history strand! hoping we all hear good news soon! :smile:


Awesome! What's your area of specialty? :biggrin:
Original post by MerryMedievalist
Awesome! What's your area of specialty? :biggrin:


Mexican-American race relations and immigration on the U.S./Mexico border! :smile:
Hi all! I also applied for the MSt in History (Modern European 1850-now)!! super cool to hear your research specialities!
Original post by leaveherjohnny
Hi all! I also applied for the MSt in History (Modern European 1850-now)!! super cool to hear your research specialities!


oooh very interesting! what is your speciality? :smile:

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