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Making History Part 2

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Eleanor Quince
Academic year

Module overview

In this module, you will work at the leading edge of historical research, generate new knowledge about a specific subject or topic, and consider how this might be translated into public history for a range of audiences. You will choose one from a wide selection of projects, spanning the thematic, chronological and geographical expertise of the department. You will have the opportunity to work in small groups, supervised by a member of staff with expert knowledge of the historical period, event or context. Together with your supervisor, you will discuss how your chosen subject relates to wider historical contexts and scholarly debates by exploring primary sources and supporting materials. And you will plan how your topic might be translated into a public history outcome, such as a podcast or exhibition. Building on the knowledge and skills acquired in Making History Part 1, this module encourages you to think critically and creatively about public history and its practice, as well as introducing you to a specific historical subject.