24th May 2005




History buffs can enrol on a new postgraduate masters degree at the University of Lincoln from September 2005.


The new MA in Historical Studies programme launches in September as part of an expansion of the postgraduate academic portfolio in the Faculty of Media and Humanities.


The course will be available to part-time students from September 2005 with teaching will take place one evening a week. Full-time students will be recruited from September 2006.


“This is an exciting development and we are looking forward to recruiting students to the MA Historical Studies programme,” said Dr Andrew Walker, principal lecturer in History at the university.


“We're keen to attract a wide variety of different people to take up the exciting challenge of studying the past at masters level.”


The course is designed to appeal to a wide range of students. Those enrolling on the course will have the opportunity to study aspects of local and regional history and the chance to examine elements of European and American history.


The programme will also encourage students to look critically at the way in which the past is represented in contemporary society.


Units which may be studied include The Representation of War in Public History: Bomber Command in Lincolnshire in World War Two; The Irish and England: Image, Identity and Popular Memory, 1798-1822; The Coming of the Third Reich; ‘Women in Medieval Europe; and John Bull & Uncle Sam: Popular Culture in the US and Britain, 1850-1950.


Those interested in MA Historical Studies should contact either Dr Philip Swan on Lincoln 886080 or Dr Andrew Walker on Lincoln 886254.



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