The History Department at Royal Holloway recognises that the current economic climate means postgraduates will need to gain an edge in the job market to get on. We intend, then, to launch a new MA programme in Public History from September 2009.
If you’d like to pursue a career in history working in broadcasting or in film, in museums or in journalism, or are interested in a career in history beyond the classroom, a job that presents the past to the public at large, the proposed MA in Public History will equip you with the professional skills of historical interpretation and communication to achieve this. It will also offer an opportunity to work alongside practitioners in the field from museum curators, public archivists, publishers and TV and radio producers. This is a unique gateway to the heritage sector and to the popular media, a new MA for historians keen to engage in the modern world.
Please find below a provisional description of what will comprise the MA in Public History. We intend to have partnerships with the BBC, The National Trust, The Royal Collection and a variety of national and local museums and archives like the Imperial War Museum, The National Archive, The British Library and Surrey History Centre.
Justin Champion MA PhD (Cantab) FRHistS FRSA
Head of Department
Professor of the History of Early Modern Ideas
Department of History
Royal Holloway, Egham
Surrey, TW20 OEX
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