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Call for students: Photographic History MA

De Montfort University's Photographic History Research Centre is recruiting students for the 2017/18 academic year for its highly regarded Photographic History MA. A postgraduate coffee evening is being held on 7 June. 

Reasons to study Photographic History MA at DMU:

  • Digital and analogue photographic histories
    practices, images, theories and research methodologies are all elements that will be learnt on the course
  • Investigate social and cultural roles 
    in Photography throughout its history as well as its significance in present-day cultures and societies
  • Work alongside a renowned team of expert scholars 
    from the Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) and beyond
  • Attend conferences, seminars and research activities 
    organised by the PHRC, and benefit from its outstanding links with major photographic museums, archives and collections in the UK and abroad
  • A significant contribution to the landscape of photographic education” 
    as referred to by the External examiner Prof Darren Newbury, University of Brighton

Photography has shaped the way in which we imagine the recent past as well as the experience of life in many present-day societies and cultures. Using digital and analogue primary sources, such as archival photographic materials and manuscripts, digital databases, and a range of photographic objects, the Photographic History MA will provide you with the practical and conceptual skills needed to explore wide ranging professional, scientific and amateur photographic practices.

The internationally renowned teaching staff bring with them outstanding links with major photographic collections, archives, galleries and museums worldwide. Working within the PHRC’s vibrant research environment, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the relationship between photography, history, society and culture, and enhance your material handling and research skills.

Aimed mainly at social, cultural and visual historians, conservationists, archivists, visual sociologists and visual anthropologists, the Photographic History MA will offer you many opportunities to obtain hands-on research and professional experience, and prepare you for a wide range of careers in scientific museums and galleries as well as for further study.

Full information on the open evening, the course content and fees is available here: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/photographi...

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Comment by Laura J Walker on April 24, 2017 at 9:12

This is the course I would love to do! I completed my BA HONS in Photography with you and loved it! I hope this MA course continues, I am hoping I can start it next year.....fingers crossed. I hope the coffee evening goes well. Laura Boffin

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