20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module explores the theory and practice of public history by providing students with the opportunity to communicate their scholarly work to an audience beyond the boundaries of our discipline. Students will articulate an aspect of their own historical interests to a non-academic audience and evaluate the use of history outside academic settings. The course will engage in debate about important questions facing historians in the present, and consider ideas about the role and purposes of History as an academic subject.

Staff Contact: SHAW JAMES
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK