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Summer school

Each year we hold a summer school on a interdisciplinary Humanities theme.

The summer school is aimed at sixth forms and colleges throughout Hampshire and is open to students who plan to study Humanities subjects at University. The summer school is designed to give a taste of university teaching and to help to build on the academic skills needed at university. The summer school is also a good experience for those looking to enhance their personal statement.

On 26th June 2013, we are holding a summer school on ‘Multiculturalism'. The academic sessions will focus on the relationship between minority and majority cultures, with a view to understanding the nature of what we now know as ‘multiculturalism'. The sessions will cover a wide historical chronology, including sessions on Antiquity and post-Second World War British society, as well as a broad geographical scope ranging from Rome to Palestine via the UK.

For more details please contact Dr Helen Spurling.

Previous summer schools have been held on the theme of ‘Jerusalem', which looked at the place and significance of Jerusalem in conflicts from the ancient, medieval and modern periods of History, including the Roman Empire and the Jewish War, the First Crusade and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the past we have also held a summer school on the theme ‘The Relationship between Cultures', which included introductory subjects on Jewish Studies and Jewish/non-Jewish Relations from the perspective of several different disciplines within Humanities.
The theme for 2014 will be ‘Race and Resistance', and details will be available soon.

Summer School

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