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History - Unlimited opportunities

Study abroad

As a History or American Studies student, you will have the exciting opportunity to study abroad, either in the United States or Europe. Student exchanges form an established part of the History and American Studies programmes, with students having the option of an exchange, usually in the first semester of their second year.  We currently have exchange partnerships with Union College, Schenectady, New York, http://www.union.edu/, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, http://www.juniata.edu/, Pacific University, near Portland, Oregon, http://www.pacificu.edu/ and Vrije University, Amsterdam, http://www.vu.nl/en/.  Those students who undertook exchanges acknowledged that it enriched their university experience, both academically and in terms of their wider personal development. Even if you don’t go on exchange, as a History or American Studies student here, you will meet a number of international students on your modules (we had 60 international students registered on our modules this year).


Victoria and Albert MuseumBack home

As part of her new course on Italian Renaissance Court Culture, Dr Sarah Bercusson took her students to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London http://www.vam.ac.uk/.


Record: A film in three sections on the Hull fishing industry

Create logoIn addition, last year Dr Ian Horwood and his students engaged in a cross-Faculty project with the Linguistics team, on a collaborative project with the nationally-renowned Film Archive, the Yorkshire Film Archive. Entitled ’Archiving the Future’, this project resulted in film shorts about the Hull Fishing industry. The project contributed to the Faculty of Arts Create 11, which is a public showcase event for our students.  It enabled our students to get direct experience of working with digital media archive footage and film archivists, film makers and to create new film documents using found and new materials. The project enabled students to develop their interview techniques and presentational skills via the interviews they undertook with members of the Hull fishing communities.

Find out more about this project »