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MA Modern History & Culture

To help you feel prepared for your postgraduate studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now.

Suggested reading

You’ll be given lots of information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September. We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library or access online, we suggest:

HUM4054 – Research Methods for Historians
HUM4055 – The Archival Project
HUM4056 – Modern Medievalisms
HUM4057 – Anti-Semitism and the West
HUM4058 – Crime, Criminal Justice and the City, 1840-1940
HUM4059 – Awakening Giant: The US and WWII
HUM4060 – Book History & Material Culture
LIT4003 – Entertaining the Victorians

Useful websites

Things to do now

To help prepare you for your studies, you may also find it useful to read Peter Burke, What Is Cultural History? (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004) or E. H. Carr, What is History? (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001).

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