HENB01144U CANCELED English - Elective 3, topic 4: Twentieth-Century Britain

Volume 2015/2016

This course will introduce students to some of the main social and cultural themes in twentieth-century British history, including their wider political, economic and international context.  It will address key topics that have shaped the modern British nation in recent times, including war, social class, poverty and the welfare state, work and leisure, empire, immigration and gender. The course will introduce students to the recent historiography of these topics and to some of the contemporary sources available to historians in this field.  It is intended to equip students with the historical skills needed to critically examine these debates and sources and to gain knowledge and understanding of the historical processes and ideas that contributed to the making of Britain across the twentieth-century.

Francesca Carnevali and Julie Marie Strange (eds.), 20th Century Britain: Economic, Cultural and Social Change (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2nd edn, 2007)
Paul Clarke, Hope and Glory: Britain 1900-2000 (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2004 edn)
K. O. Morgan, Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)
Martin Pugh, State and Society: A Social and Political History of Britain since 1870 (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 4th edn, 2012)
Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska (eds.), Women in Twentieth-Century Britain: Social, Cultural and Political Change (London: Routledge, 2001)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 162,75
  • Total
  • 204,75
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment