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Paul D. Halliday

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of History
Office location and address
Nau 454
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
BA, Wesleyan University, 1983
MA, University of Chicago, 1988
PhD, University of Chicago, 1993
HIST 1501: Introductory Seminar in History
Credits: 3
Introduction to the study of history intended for first- and second-year students. Seminars involve reading, discussion, and writing about different historical topics and periods, and emphasize the enhancement of critical and communication skills. Several seminars are offered each term. Not more than two Introductory Seminars may be counted toward the major in history.
HIEU 2111: History of England to 1688
Credits: 3
Studies England and the British Isles from earliest times to the accession of William III.
HIEU 3471: English Legal History to 1776
Credits: 3
The development of legal institutions, legal ideas, and legal principles from the medieval period to the 18th century. Emphasizes the impact of transformations in politics, society, and thought on the major categories of English law: property, torts and contracts, corporations, family law, constitutional and administrative law, and crime.
HIST 4501: Major Seminar
Credits: 4
The major seminar is a small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the seminar. The work of the seminar results primarily in the preparation of a substantial (ca. 25 pages in standard format) research paper. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.
HIST 5130: Global Legal History
Credits: 3
Examines European legal regimes as they moved around the globe and considers those regimes' interactions with one another and with non-European legal cultures from 1500 to the twentieth century. Themes include: empire formation and legal pluralism; conflicting ideas of property; interaction of settler and indigenous peoples; forced labor and migration; the law of nations; and piracy and the law of the sea.
HIEU 5559: New Course in European History
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of European History.
HIST 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
HIST 9022: Tutorial in Global Legal History
Credits: 3
Considers key ideas and practices in global legal history, ca. 1500-1900. Explores the interaction of European law with non-European cultures as empires expanded; the development of the law of the sea; and early ideas and practices in the law of nations.
HIEU 9027: Tutorial in English Legal History
Credits: 3
Considers key ideas and practices in English law from the late medieval period. Attention given to institutions, their development, and their interaction. Legal change will be studied in its social, political, and economic contexts. Also explores transformations in English law as it moved across a burgeoning empire.
LAW 9233: Global Legal History
Credits: 3
This course considers European legal regimes as they moved around the globe. It examines those regimes interactions with one another and with non-European legal cultures from roughly 1500 to 1900.
LAW 9286: English Legal History to 1776
Credits: 3
This lecture course covers the development of legal institutions, legal ideas, and legal principles from the medieval period to the 18th century, emphasizing the impact of transformations in politics, society, and thought on the major categories of English law: property, torts and contracts, corporations, family law, constitutional and administrative law, and crime.
HIST 9960: Readings in History
Credits: 3
This course is a graduate-level adaptation of an undergraduate course in history. The graduate-level adaption requires additional research, readings, or other academic work established by the instructor beyond the undergraduate syllabus.
HIST 9961: Supervised Reading
Credits: 3
Graduate study of the historiography of a particular topic or historical period, equivalent to a graduate-level colloquium course. Prerequisites: Approval of director of graduate studies or department chair.
HIST 9962: General Exam Preparation
Credits: 3
In this course, students will prepare for the general examination under the guidance of a faculty examiner. During the course, the student will identify relevant readings; complete and review those readings; and explore the larger questions raised by those readings and their fields more generally.
HIST 9964: Master's Essay Revision
Credits: 3
This course is intended for PhD candidates to revise their master's essays for publication under the guidance of a member of the graduate faculty. It is typically taken in first semester of the second year of study.