The MA forms a key teaching component of the new Centre for the Cultural History of War, reflecting developments within history and related disciplines, including cultural history, museum studies, screen studies, psychology and trauma studies, as well as women's and gender studies. The Memory and War core course is designed to share interdisciplinary knowledge regarding memory as theory and how it is applied in the cultural history of war and in public history. This programme has the benefits of expertise in several fields, and there will be many innovative options such as Gender and War, as well as a new option entitled Filming War, Filming History. This option brings together the expertise of cultural historians of war, curators and educators from the Imperial War Museum, filmmakers and media trainers. The programme is designed to combine intellectual work on cultural history, war and representation, as well as the practical skills directing this intellectual content into a vocational portfolio through the process of a digital film project.
Typical course units include: Research Training, including options in relevant modern foreign languages (eg French); War and Memory; Filming War, Filming History; States, Citizenship and Society in Modern Europe, 1780 - 1914; Revising the History of Modern Britain; History and Postmodernism; Supervised Reading; Social Upheaval in Russia, Late 19th Century - 1940; The Humanitarian subject: Humanity, Medicine and the History of the Body in the Nineteenth Century; Gender and War in the Twentieth Century; The (IR)resistible Rise of the American empire, 1941-1955; Colonial Modernity and the Public Sphere; The City as History: Urban Spaces in Modern Europe, c.1850-1930; Foucault; Key Concepts in Modern European History; European Liberalisms; Interpreting the Present: Reinterpreting the Past; Holocaust Theology; Representing Masculinities; Screen Research Methodologies; and England, Identity and Writing: the Empire and After 1918-1990.