Industrial Revelation

Research from the School of History challenges previous accounts of the social impact of one of the most critical periods in British history. Professor Emma Griffin’s research shows for the first time how the Industrial Revolution raised incomes, improved literacy and offered exciting opportunities for political action.

The Schools of Study at UEA teach thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students each year across the four faculties of our campus in Norwich.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to History.

If you haven’t already, check out our School pages on the UEA website.

In the meantime, don’t forget to Register Online to get access to your timetable once it becomes available, and log in to Blackboard our virtual learning environment.

Once you have registered online you will also need to attend a registration event (unless you are an undergraduate home student living in UEA accommodation, since you are registered automatically when you pick up your room keys).

  1. It is my very great pleasure to welcome you all to Norwich in your first week as students in the School of History.  You have all worked hard to get here and we hope you like everything about being a student at UEA.  We have a passion for our subject and want you to really benefit from lectures, seminars, facilities and public events at the University.  All of us made lifelong friends when we were students and we hope you will do the same.  Your teachers at UEA are some of the best scholars in their subject in the world, and they are looking forward to meeting you in class. The curriculum at UEA is led by our research and we add new modules every year.  I hope you will be able to study the subjects that already fascinate you and cultivate some new interests as well.  Work hard, enjoy your time at the University and reap all the benefits of being here.


    Professor Katy Cubitt, Head of School

In addition to your School and discipline specific events, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities has developed a programme of welcome events called I ♥ Arts & Humanities. These events are a great way to get to know the Faculty and meet people who share your passion. They appear on your online timetable marked 'I ♥ Arts & Humanities' and are listed in the induction programme section.

Once you receive an email confirming your place, follow the link in it to register online and set up your IT account, UEA username and password. You will need your UEA username and password to get access to the I ♥ Arts & Humanities Blackboard site. The site is full of information to help you get to know UEA, develop your study skills, find opportunities and events.

More information on registering online is available here. Once you have your details, follow the instructions below:

  • Go to
  • Select BLACKBOARD from the 3 orange buttons towards the top of the screen
  • Type in your UEA username and password, and select Sign In
  • At the top right of the screen select I Arts & Humanities



Your reading list is available via the button on the right.

These recommendations for your summer reading do not in any way constitute a compulsory bibliography for your first-year modules. We simply asked members of the School to recommend any book—scholarly or popular, historical or literary, essay, short story, or monograph—that has inspired their study of the past; transformed or challenged their own ideas on a particular period; or captured their historical imaginations at an early and impressionable age (i.e. your own). You can read some, all, or none of their choices: it is your intellectual journey, after all, so you can make your own bibliographical selections and engage in your own campaigns of summer reading. But reading is all. It is not only essential to getting the most out of your forthcoming history degree; it will empower and enthral you for the rest of your life. As Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the escaped slave, abolitionist, and zealous critic of the Confederate states put it with his characteristic bluntness, ‘once you learn to read, you will be forever free’.

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