History can involve studying one people, culture, or country in particular, but it also often involves general overviews of broad trends. Students of history may be required to conduct research in a specific topic.
The History program aims to create a new generation of Arab researchers in the field of Arab and Islamic History, to build on the experience accumulated by prominent prof
The History program aims to create a new generation of Arab researchers in the field of Arab and Islamic History, to build on the experience accumulated by prominent professors in the field of historical studies from Arab and Western universities. This program makes recourse to a multiplicity of new western theories in the field of historical research. The program aims to fathom the depths of the history of economic, political, social and intellectual structures in Arab countries while revisiting historical events with the goal of reinterpretation based on new research methodologies.
The program accords particular importance to the study of Arab history within the various regional and international processes. It also seeks to step into new territory by offering the study of current or immediate history. In all it proposes to do, the program aims to impress on students the necessity of diversifying news sources through exposure to various Arabic and western archives. This exposure to the history of structures and relational history will familiarize students with modern schools of history and will enable them to write Arab history in a new manner, which contributes to overcoming tradition and focusing on new methodological frameworks....
Among the senior faculty, our Chair Professor, Richard Davis, specialises in middle-period China (Five Dynasties to Song period). His publications touch upon cultural his
MPhil in History
Normal Duration: 2 years (Full-time)
Place: Hong Kong
The Department of History at Lingnan currently has ten full-time faculty members, and their research areas cover pre-modern and modern Chinese history, history of Hong Kong, modern British and European history, history of Russia and Central Asia, and American history. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting students who are interested in transnational history.
Professor Liu William Guanglin’s research focuses on Chinese economic history, political economy of late Imperial China, Chinese military history, Neo-Confucianism and the market economy in a historical perspective.
Professor Lau Chi-pang is a specialist of Hong Kong History, Ming and Qing China, Modern China, Chinese Intellectual History....
The School of Historical Studies (SHS) is a dynamic community of faculty members and graduate students, engaged in a systematic and rigorous inquiry into some of the fund
Students in the MA program in Historical Studies gain a broad acquaintance with historical methodologies and historiography as well as undertake coursework with specific, closely defined topics on a variety of historical periods and through a variety of materials.
The thrust areas of the School are,
Asian Interconnections, Economic History, Anthropology, East Asian History, Cultural and Oral Histories of India, and History of Science.
A student must complete a total of 64 credits. This includes completion of compulsory, elective, and seminar courses along with the completion of an MA Dissertation.
9 Compulsory courses equivalent to 27 credits (3 X 9)
8 Electives equivalent to 24 credits (3 X 8)
4 Seminar courses equivalent to 4 credits (1 X 4)
1 Dissertation component equivalent to 9 credits (1 X 9)
Built on the international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate
About the Programme
A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artefacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. In one part of our training, we focus on material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies. The other part of the training will encompass a critical approach to the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present-day society. The two-pronged approach to the complex problem of historical legacy and heritage will fill out the gap in professional training in history and provide a platform for creating interactive processes that link the historical object, the historian, and the public....