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MA in Public Humanities

MA in Public HumanitiesFaculty of Arts and HumanitiesUniversity of SheffieldAims of the programmeto provide a grounding in Public Engagementto provide a grounding in Digital Humanitiesto explore the intellectual underpinnings of both fieldsto provide practical hands on experience of fieldsStaff on this programmeDr Jane Hodson, Senior Lecturer in English Language and Literature, Faculty Director of External EngagementAmy Ryall, Faculty Project Officer for External EngagementProf Bob Shoemaker, Professor of Eighteenth Century History, Faculty Director of Research and InnovationMike Pidd, HRI Digital ManagerIda Kemp, Interdisciplinary Programmes ManagerWhy do this programme?Professional DevelopmentIntellectual Development(Research Preparation)Structure of MASemester 1Taught modules60 creditsSeptember-JanuarySemester 2Taught modules60 creditsFebruary-MayDissertation60 creditsJune-AugustSemester 1Understanding Public Engagement (15 credits)Digital Humanities (15 credits)Your choice of modules (30 credits)

Semester 2Understanding Public Engagement (15 credits)Digital Humanities (15 credits)Project module (30 credits)

Dissertation

Examples of optional modules availableLanguage in a Digital Age (School of English)Religion in an Age of Terror (Biblical Studies)Stories of Activism in Sheffield (History)Heritage, Place and Community (Archaeology)Ethnomusicological Research Techniques (Music)

Project ModuleWorking as a team of 3-4 students you will undertake a project, working with both academics and one or more external partners. You will need to draw on what you have learned about both Public Engagement and Digital Humanities in order to deliver the project. You will be thinking about:project managementproject evaluationinterfacing between academic and the wider worldusing technology to deliver real world solutions

Dissertation15,000 word piece of research to be completed by end of August. Possible approaches:undertaking a literature review of a particular hot topic in digital humanities and/or public engagement, with case studies developing a plan for a project and pilot testing a part of itevaluating a project that you have been involved with (audience, effectiveness, impact)

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