Jan. 10, 2018

NCH London offers MA Historical Research & Public History

New College of the Humanities is offering an MA Historical Research and Public History in Autumn 2018.

This innovative postgraduate program is unique in its combination of advanced training in historical method, historiography, theory and practice of historical research, and evaluation of primary evidence combined with an exploration of public history as it is represented, constructed, debated and contested in the public sphere, including in museums and galleries, heritage sites, public policy, and in the media.

The Public History strand of the MA teaches students how to appraise critically how historical knowledge can contribute to a broader public engagement with the past, and the challenges and complexities of reconstructing the past for a general audience.

The course also seriously engages with the challenge of how to represent history in television documentaries, radio broadcasts, mainstream cinema, in the making of public policy, and as popular history or historical fiction. Must public history mean ‘dumbing down’, or can we satisfy the public’s curiosity about the past in a way that also satisfies us as historians?

During their studies, students will meet with professionals who practise History in the public realm, including historical novelists, media producers, museum curators and keepers of historical archives. The faculty will also organise a study trip a significant historic house, or another site of historical interest.

Students also benefit from being located in the heart of historical London – close to the British Museum and other centres for research in History.

Attend the Postgraduate Open Day on the 25th April 2018, or schedule a visit to the beautiful Grade 1 listed Georgian townhouse campus.

Find out more about the MA Historical Research & Public History.

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