Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- The development and impact of the Great Exhibition
- The interrelationship between Britain and empire in the Victorian period
- How class, race and gender shaped Victorian society
This module will explore the social history of Victorian Britain. The emphasis will be placed on interactions in metropolitan Britain, but we will consider how ‘nation’ and ‘empire’ were neither separate nor distinct entities but were instead mutually constitutive and completely interconnected. In part 1, we will interrogate how Britain was reconfigured and reimagined in the Victorian period, shaped by gender, race and class. In part 2 we will use ‘The Great Exhibition’, an international exhibition of art and industry held in London in 1851, as a lens through which to understand and illuminate these broader themes.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The current intention is to deliver teaching for this module online. If circumstances allow, some form of blended delivery methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, or individual tutorials may be introduced if it is safe for all concerned to do so. However, delivery will remain entirely online if face to face teaching is not possible or advisable.
|Total study time||300|
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.