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Hear why BA History student Cav loves UEA.

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Hear why BA History student Laura loves life at UEA. The School of History at UEA takes history beyond the lecture hall. You will be taught by staff engaged in cutting–edge research and have opportunities to visit the sites of world changing historical events, exploring and analysing rich and complex evidence.

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 a 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.  We 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.

     

    Dr Matthias Neumann, Head of School

Please take a look at your induction programme below. Consult your schedule via e:Vision to find out the location of the event.

23 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
Welcome Talk

Welcome from the Deputy Head of School, Professor Cathie Carmichael, Dr Jon Gregory (Senior Advisor), Dr David Gilks (Student Partnerships Officer), Dr Chris Jones, Dr Joel Halcomb and current students from the School and the History Society

23 Sep 13:00 - 16:00
Film Screening 1

Introduction and light discussion led by Professor Stephen Church

23 Sep 16:00 - 17:00
Social Event

An informal opportunity for new students to meet with their lecturers and each other

24 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Welcome and deal with hopes and fears (BA Modern History)

An opportunity to discuss, with others from the School of History, including the course convener, what you hope to gain during your time at UEA and also dicuss any concerns you may have that can be alleviated at the start of your studies, led by Dr Richard Mills

24 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Introduction to Medieval History

An introduction to study of Medieval History from Professor Stephen Church

24 Sep 16:00 - 19:00
Film Screening 2

Introduction and light discussion led by Dr Silvia Evangelisti

25 Sep 09:30 - 11:00
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
Languages Fair

An opportunity to discover how languages can become part of your journey at UEA

25 Sep 11:00 - 12:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 17:00 - 19:00
Optional UEA Music Welcome Event

An opportunity to discover the musical opportunities available to students during their time at UEA

25 Sep 18:00 - 20:00
Optional Film Screening - Growing Up Married

Introduction and light discussion

26 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Introduction to Early Modern History

An introduction to the study of Early Modern History from Dr Joel Halcomb

26 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Introduction to Modern History

An introduction to the study of Modern History from Dr Geoff Hicks

27 Sep 09:30 - 11:00
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

27 Sep 11:00 - 12:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

27 Sep 13:00 - 16:00
Film Screening 3

Introduction and light discussion

27 Sep 14:00 - 15:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

23 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
Welcome Talk

Welcome from the Deputy Head of School, Professor Cathie Carmichael, Dr Jon Gregory (Senior Advisor), Dr David Gilks (Student Partnerships Officer), Dr Chris Jones, Dr Joel Halcomb and current students from the School and the History Society

23 Sep 13:00 - 16:00
Film Screening 1

Introduction and light discussion led by Professor Stephen Church

23 Sep 16:00 - 17:00
Social Event

An informal opportunity for new students to meet with their lecturers and each other

24 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Welcome and deal with hopes and fears (BA History and Politics)

An opportunity to discuss, with others from the School of History, including the course convener, what you hope to gain during your time at UEA and also dicuss any concerns you may have that can be alleviated at the start of your studies

24 Sep 13:00 - 15:00
Politics Taster Sessions

As part of Transitions Week, we are running some special taster sessions with some of the academics who will teach you during your time here at UEA. No preparation is needed. Just come along, and get the chance to meet some of staff – in some informal, fun and interactive sessions.

Listening, not looking: the importance of sound & music to society with Professor John Street It is often assumed that we understand and engage with the world through what we read and what we see. But, according to Jacques Attali, this is a mistake. ‘The world’, he wrote, was ‘not the beholding. It is for hearing. It is not legible, but audible’. In this session, we ask whether Attali is right, by looking at (listening to!) the ways in which sound – as music, as noise, as silence - changes us and our world. The Handmaid's Tale: Screening and Discussion, with Dr. Helen Warner Bruce Miller's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's classic novel tells the story of a totalitarian New England where fertile women are kept prisoner in reproductive servitude. Despite being written nearly 35 years earlier, the story resonates with contemporary audiences and is often used as a touchstone in contemporary debates about women's and LGBTQ+ rights. This session includes a screening of the pilot episode and invites lively discussion on the relationship between popular culture and contemporary social and political issues.

The Politics of Football? with Dr. Toby James In recent times some scholars have tried to establish something called a sub-field called the 'Political Economy of Football'. Are they just trying to talk sport when they should be doing more serious things? Or is there something actually seriously political about football? When Pep Guardiola talks about Catalonia, is this politics? When FIFA decides to hold the World Cup in Qatar 2022, is this politics too?

Oh help! Oh no! The international politics of the Gruffalo with Professor Lee Jarvis What sort of world do we live in? Are threats to our survival real, or invented? Who has power, and from where does it derive? On whom, or what, can we rely to keep ourselves safe? Such questions are at the heart of disciplines such as International Relations and Politics. They have animated philosophers and theorists for centuries. And, in this session, we will be exploring such questions for ourselves through a critical reading of Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo, which has rather a lot to teach us, I suspect, about international politics.

Should we fear China? with Dr. Ra Mason We are constantly being told that China is rising (or has risen), and is increasing its influence on the international stage. Is this a positive or a negative? Should we be happy that China is boosting economic growth around the world and balancing against the power of the United States? Or should we be more concerned that China remains an authoritarian state with little regard for democracy or human rights? Prof pwns Youtubers? with Professor Alan FInlayson Research from 2018 found that in the previous year 43% of 18-34s had watched politically-related videos online compared to 15% of over-55s. In other words, students don’t learn about politics from books anymore but from people talking on You Tube. Is that true? What political videos do you watch online? Is all of this a fantastic development in the democratisation of political culture? Or is it the beginning of the end of the culture of literacy which made free, equal and rational government seem like a good idea? Tl;dr: everything about politics you saw on You Tube was wrong.

Trump University with Dr. Michael Frazer Join our resident Noo Yawka Dr. Michael L. Frazer (Lecturer in Political and Social Theory) in attempting to interpret Trump and the state of American politics today. What effect is Trump having on the American political system of checks and balances? Can the American constitution survive being made great again? The greatest ever session where you get to critique (sad) or acclaim (greatest ever) the Trump administration. Come ready to participate.

24 Sep 17:00 - 18:00
How to Study Politics, IR & Media Part 1

At this session we’ll cover the basics that you’ll need to get yourself up and ready to start studying at university. How do you access the reading? What do you have to do in a seminar? How is university different to sixth form? Come ready to find out. Toby James, Delia Dumitrescu, Elizabeth Cobbett, Bob Stillwell

25 Sep 09:30 - 11:00
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
Languages Fair

An opportunity to discover how languages can become part of your journey at UEA

25 Sep 11:00 - 12:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 17:00 - 19:00
Optional UEA Music Welcome Event

An opportunity to discover the musical opportunities available to students during their time at UEA

25 Sep 18:00 - 20:00
Optional Film Screening - Growing Up Married

Introduction and light discussion

26 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Introduction to Modern History

An introduction to the study of Modern History from Dr Geoff Hicks

26 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
How to Study Politics, IR & Media Part 2

Students will report back on the tasks they were set on Tuesday and are able to ask further questions about their degrees and study at UEA. Toby James, Delia Dumitrescu, Elizabeth Cobbett, Bob Stillwell

26 Sep 16:00 - 18:00
Politics, IR and Media Social: Meet the Politics Society & Opportunity for Q&A with current students.

Meet and get involved with the Politics Society – a student run group representing all those studying, and interested in, politics. They provide academic help and support through study sessions, careers events, and lecturer discussions, as well as having the social aspect to our society.

There will be wine, soft drinks and a chance to get to meet your lecturers and other students. Toby James

27 Sep 09:30 - 11:00
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

27 Sep 11:00 - 12:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

27 Sep 13:00 - 16:00
Film Screening 3

Introduction and light discussion

27 Sep 14:00 - 15:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

23 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
Welcome Talk

Welcome from the Deputy Head of School, Professor Cathie Carmichael, Dr Jon Gregory (Senior Advisor), Dr David Gilks (Student Partnerships Officer), Dr Chris Jones, Dr Joel Halcomb and current students from the School and the History Society

23 Sep 13:00 - 16:00
Film Screening 1

Introduction and light discussion led by Professor Stephen Church

23 Sep 16:00 - 17:00
Social Event

An informal opportunity for new students to meet with their lecturers and each other

24 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Welcome and deal with hopes and fears (BA History)

An opportunity to discuss, with others from the School of History, including the course convener, what you hope to gain during your time at UEA and also dicuss any concerns you may have that can be alleviated at the start of your studies, led by Dr Tom Licence

24 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Introduction to Medieval History

An introduction to study of Medieval History from Professor Stephen Church

24 Sep 16:00 - 19:00
Film Screening 2

Introduction and light discussion led by Dr Silvia Evangelisti

25 Sep 09:30 - 11:00
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
Languages Fair

An opportunity to discover how languages can become part of your journey at UEA

25 Sep 11:00 - 12:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 17:00 - 19:00
Optional UEA Music Welcome Event

An opportunity to discover the musical opportunities available to students during their time at UEA

25 Sep 18:00 - 20:00
Optional Film Screening - Growing Up Married

Introduction and light discussion

26 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Introduction to Early Modern History

An introduction to the study of Early Modern History from Dr Joel Halcomb

26 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Introduction to Modern History

An introduction to the study of Modern History from Dr Geoff Hicks

27 Sep 09:30 - 11:00
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

27 Sep 11:00 - 12:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

27 Sep 13:00 - 16:00
Film Screening 3

Introduction and light discussion

27 Sep 14:00 - 15:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

Your reading list is available via the button on the right (or below, on mobile).

The following recommendations for 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 – that has inspired their study of the past, transformed or challenged their own ideas, or captured their imaginations at an impressionable age. Below are their selections and explanations. You can read some, all, or none of their choices: it is your intellectual journey, after all. But reading is all. It is not only essential to getting the most out of your history degree; it will empower and enthral you for the rest of your life. As Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the escaped slave and abolitionist, put it: ‘once you learn to read, you will be forever free’. 

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