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HIU34533: Re-imagining Northern Ireland

This module explores the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

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  • Duration:
    • Michaelmas Term
  • Contact Hours:
    • 2 hours per week
  • Weighting:
    • 10 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • 100% continuous assessment (essay 1: 40% essay 2: 60%)

The first half of the module traces various dimensions of the history of the conflict: from its origins in the Ulster Plantation of the seventeenth century, through partition in the 1920s, to how historians today engage (or don’t) with developments in Northern Ireland. The range of disciplinary approaches include literature, linguistics, geography, film studies, oral history. Having successfully completed this module, students will have gained a critical understanding of many of the key historical, political, social and cultural dimensions of the “Troubles”. They will also develop an appreciation of the value of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of History.