This interdisciplinary MA draws on options from the Departments of History, English and History of Art. It examines new approaches to major themes on Eighteenth-Century Britain and Europe: Enlightenment, consumption and luxury, gender, the middling classes, culture and commerce, political radicalism and scientific and medical culture. The MA is closely connected to the Warwick Eighteenth-Century Centre; students share in the Centre’s lively seminar programme as well as workshops and conferences. There are excellent opportunities to engage with material culture in research events organised through the Warwick-Waddesdon Manor Programme and the Global Arts network with the V&A and Ashmolean Museums.
Students choose two options from the following lists. At least one of these options must be taken from those offered in the History Department. Not all options will be available in any given year.
History Options include:
- Consumption and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Professor Berg)
- Politics and Opinion in Hanoverian Britain (Dr Richardson)
- Science and Medicine from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Dr Stein)
Options outside the Department include:
- Hogarth and the British School
- Painting and its Publics: Britain 1760-1790
All students take the ‘Theory, Skill and Method’ module.