|Module Convenor:||Dr Michael Bycroft (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Office:||H17, first floor of the Humanities Building|
|Telephone:||+44 (0)24 76150442 (internal extension 50442)|
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Students on a visit to the Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum
This module is delivered by a team of lecturers drawn from within the History department but also, reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the Enlightenment itself, from the departments of English and Comparative Literary studies, Art History, French, German and Law. No prior knowledge of the period is necessary (we know that it will be very new to most students) and the module will complement "Making of the Modern World (HI153)" which begins with a week on the Enlightenment. It will also help prepare History students for their second year early modern module, and for their work in historiography.
Students taking the module will be offered the opportunity to make a field trip, to the Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum (itself a creation of the Enlightenment's desire to collect and order knowledge).
Each week's specific reading is available in digital form on the Lectures and Seminars list together with designated secondary sources. We strongly recommend reading a short secondary piece prior to the lecture each week, as a way of ensuring that you come to the lecture with some sense of the issues for that week. See also the Bibliography for further material on each of the areas of the course.