Masters level degree in the cultural practices and media of history-making
15 Aug 2013
This year we still have places available to join the course starting on 28th September 2009. We are offering both the "Making Histories" and the "'Race', Nation, Ethnicity" pathways. Part-time and flexible study is possible for the full MA and for intermediate PgCert and PgDip awards. We warmly welcome staff on staff development programmes as well as members of the public.
The postgraduate programme in Histories and Cultures is concerned with the cultural practices and media of history-making; with the cultural representation and interpretation of history; and with the role of constructions of the past within particular social, cultural and political contexts. It is grounded in current interdisciplinary methodologies informed by cultural and critical theory, and draws on the course team's specific areas of expertise within social, cultural and political history, cultural studies, literary studies, film and visual studies, the history of art, architecture and design, and the history of ideas.
The programme develops critical understanding and analysis of cultural constructions of history, together with a practical, hands-on emphasis upon skills and methods in the making of new historical accounts and representations. These interests may be pursued across a wide range of cultural forms and practices, including oral history, life-story work and auto/biography, drama and performance, architecture and the built environment, material artefacts, monuments, exhibitions, museums, written histories, imaginative literature, archival documents and records, painting, graphic design, photography, film, television, video, multimedia and virtual reality, commemoration, and heritage.