A new University of Leicester course offers students the opportunity to study history from the point of view of the people who lived it.
The postgraduate qualifications – Certificate, Diploma and MA in Towns, Cities and Societies - are an exciting development by the Centre for Urban History, one of Europe’s leading research centres, and the East Midlands Oral History Archive, which is based at the Centre.
Towns, Cities & Societies courses will explore how people lived and interacted in their communities, based on modules on 20th century community and cultural history. There is also an option on oral history that uses materials from the East Midlands Oral History Archive.
Professor Richard Rodger, Director of the Centre for Urban History observed: "Telephones, faxes, email and text messaging have overtaken traditional written records, but 20th century historians have an invaluable resource in recorded memories of everyday experiences and events. We need to be more alert to this source in our teaching."
The course is taught in the evenings at Vaughan College, Leicester, in partnership with the University’s Institute of Lifelong Learning. It is open to candidates with qualifications in areas such as local government, personnel management, housing, financial services, surveying and social work, as well as those with degrees in relevant subject areas.
For further details or an application form, please contact the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, tel. 0116 252 2378, fax 0116 252 5062, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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