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Hear why BA History and Politics student Alex 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.

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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.

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Hear why BA History student Cav 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 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 portal.uea.ac.uk
  • 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

 

 

Get a buddy

Buddy¦su is a befriending programme run by the Students' Union to help you settle into uni life. They are a friendly face on campus and can help you with living away from home and figuring out how UEA and your School work.

Information on signing up

 

Please take a look at your induction programme below. Your schedule is available on e:Vision.
date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

24 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Welcome Talk for UG and PG
Welcome from the Head of School, Senior Adviser and the  History Society

24 Sep

13:00 - 16:00

Lecture Theatre LT 2

Film Screening - Robin and the Seven Hoods
Introduction and light discussion led by Prof Stephen Church

24 Sep

16:00 - 17:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Foyer

History Social Event
Social event for students and lecturers to meet. 

25 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

25 Sep

13:00 - 14:00

Congregation Hall 01.19

Introduction to Medieval History
Introduction to the study of Medieval History by Prof Stephen Church 

25 Sep

16:00 - 19:00

Lecture Theatre LT 1

Film Screening - Columbus
Introduction and light discussion led by Dr Silvia Evangelisti

26 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

26 Sep

10:30 - 15:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre 

Languages Fair - Optional
All PPL students and first year undergraduate HUM students can take one free language module per semester. This means that you can take an extra language module as a non-credit student for no extra cost. Come to the language fair in the Lecture Theatre and Foyer in the Thomas Paine Study Centre to find out more - talk to language teachers, find out about studying a language, and explore the range of languages on offer.

26 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

 

Drama in the Square - Optional
Sit back and enjoy a spontaneous, surprise performance in the UEA Square on Tuesday from UEA drama students. We can’t reveal any details about the performance as we don’t want to spoil the surprise. However, you can expect a captivating, amusing and thought-provoking experience.

26 Sep

17:00 - 19:00

Music Building 0.28

UEA Music Welcome Event - Optional
A welcome gathering being held in the Strode Concert Room (Music Building 0.28) for all those interested in singing and playing in Music Centre and Music Society ensembles. There will be introductions by the Director of Music and the President of the Music Society covering ways to get involved. You can find out about the wide range of student-led music making and the ensembles everyone is welcome at. You will have the opportunity to sign up for auditions to join UEA Choir, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra and to find out about using the Practice Rooms. It will be a chance to ask any questions about the Music Centre Awards (www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/bursaries-and-scholarships). Most importantly you will begin to meet the diverse, friendly and welcoming network of people who will be your colleagues in music making. Experienced players and singers are encouraged to come and find out about music making, but if you are wondering about singing in a choir or joining an ensemble for the first time you are equally welcome. We look forward to meeting you. For further information about the event, please visit: www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events, email: musicevents@uea.ac.uk; phone: 01603 593948; or follow @UEAConcerts on Twitter or UEA Music Centre on Facebook.

26 Sep

18:00 - 20:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Film Screening: Growing Up Married - Optional
Growing Up Married, which is being shown in the in the Lecture Theatre in the Thomas Paine Study Centre, is an internationally acclaimed documentary which focuses on the stories of child brides recollecting their memories as adults. It explores what happens after child marriage by focusing on the stories of four women, and making their experiences visible, while contributing to debates around this significant, complex and emotionally charged human rights issue which has often been discursively silenced. The filmmaker, Dr Eylem Atakav, is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies and Associate Dean (International) at the University of East Anglia, where she teaches courses on women and film; women, Islam and media; and Middle Eastern media. 

27 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

27 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

The Enterprise Centre LT

Introduction to Early Modern History
Introduction to the study of Early Modern History by Dr Joel Halcomb. 

27 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

Congregation Hall 01.19

Introduction to Modern History
Introduction to the study of Modern History by Dr Geoff Hicks. 

28 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

28 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Lecture Theatre LT 2

Transitioning into the 2nd year
Developing skills for moving into year 2.

28 Sep

13:00 - 16:00

Lecture Theatre LT 2

Film Screening - The Last Samurai
Introduction and light discussion led by Dr Nadine Willems

date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 10:00

Lecture Theatre LT 1

Welcome to PPL talk (UG)
In this event, you will meet the Head of School and discover how the advising system works, and what services and opportunities are available in Career Central. 

24 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

24 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Welcome Talk for UG and PG
Welcome from the Head of School, Senior Adviser and the  History Society

25 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Earlham Hall 0.12

History and Politics Welcome
Welcome from the Course Director,  Dr Jennie Davey, for the Politics and History Joint Honours Students. 

25 Sep

13:00 - 15:00

Lecture Theatre LT 3

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. Dr Toby James, Dr. Eitan Tzelgov, Dr. Alex Brwn, Dr. Ben Little, Professor John Street, Dr Helen Warner, Professor Lee Marsden, Dr Suzanne Doyle

25 Sep

17:00 - 18:00

Lecture Theatre LT 2

How to study
Introductory sessions covering study at undergraduate level and what to expect

26 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

26 Sep

10:30 - 15:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre 

Languages Fair - Optional
All PPL students and first year undergraduate HUM students can take one free language module per semester. This means that you can take an extra language module as a non-credit student for no extra cost. Come to the language fair in the Lecture Theatre and Foyer in the Thomas Paine Study Centre to find out more - talk to language teachers, find out about studying a language, and explore the range of languages on offer.

26 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

 

Drama in the Square - Optional
Sit back and enjoy a spontaneous, surprise performance in the UEA Square on Tuesday from UEA drama students. We can’t reveal any details about the performance as we don’t want to spoil the surprise. However, you can expect a captivating, amusing and thought-provoking experience.

26 Sep

17:00 - 19:00

Music Building 0.28

UEA Music Welcome Event - Optional
A welcome gathering being held in the Strode Concert Room (Music Building 0.28) for all those interested in singing and playing in Music Centre and Music Society ensembles. There will be introductions by the Director of Music and the President of the Music Society covering ways to get involved. You can find out about the wide range of student-led music making and the ensembles everyone is welcome at. You will have the opportunity to sign up for auditions to join UEA Choir, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra and to find out about using the Practice Rooms. It will be a chance to ask any questions about the Music Centre Awards (www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/bursaries-and-scholarships). Most importantly you will begin to meet the diverse, friendly and welcoming network of people who will be your colleagues in music making. Experienced players and singers are encouraged to come and find out about music making, but if you are wondering about singing in a choir or joining an ensemble for the first time you are equally welcome. We look forward to meeting you. For further information about the event, please visit: www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events, email: musicevents@uea.ac.uk; phone: 01603 593948; or follow @UEAConcerts on Twitter or UEA Music Centre on Facebook.

26 Sep

18:00 - 20:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Film Screening: Growing Up Married - Optional
Growing Up Married, which is being shown in the in the Lecture Theatre in the Thomas Paine Study Centre, is an internationally acclaimed documentary which focuses on the stories of child brides recollecting their memories as adults. It explores what happens after child marriage by focusing on the stories of four women, and making their experiences visible, while contributing to debates around this significant, complex and emotionally charged human rights issue which has often been discursively silenced. The filmmaker, Dr Eylem Atakav, is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies and Associate Dean (International) at the University of East Anglia, where she teaches courses on women and film; women, Islam and media; and Middle Eastern media. 

27 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

27 Sep

13:00 - 14:00

Sportspark 1.27

Reporting back and asking more
Students report back on the tasks they were set on Tuesday and are able to ask further questions about their degrees and study at UEA. Course Directors

27 Sep

16:00 - 18:00

Lecture Theatre LT 2

Meeting with the Politics Society & Opportunity for Q&A with current students.
Should be all PSI (Politics, IR and Media students) Social event 

28 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

Music Building 

Digital Trail - Optional - Drop-In
This is a drop-in session available all week. Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefact by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

28 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Lecture Theatre LT 2

Transitioning into the 2nd year
Developing skills for moving into year 2.

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’.

Arriving at UEA is an excellent time to like, follow, pin, love and more. 

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