Thursday, February 23, 2012

Eighteenth Century Studies in an Eighteenth Century City

I have some very exciting news for eighteenth-century enthusiasts who would like to bring their love for an era into the academic realm.  The University of Edinburgh  is offering a brand new masters program in Eighteenth-Century Cultures.  What does that mean you may ask?  It means that if you have had hopes of spending a whole year researching something like art, fashion, literature, famous figures, etc in our most favorite of times then you now have a means of doing it.   As well as expanding on students' previous knowledge in various aspects of the century, the program has aims of providing real world training AKA how to get a job; because as we all know these are trying times and one does not want to have such a fabulous degree and come out looking like this.  The degree is aimed at people in multiple disciplines who share a common love of the eighteenth century so it sounds like you will be part of a multifaceted and supportive community!

Added bonus: you get to live in Edinburgh which is basically like traveling back in time to the Georgian age.  I have actually seen a man in a full domino walking down the street at night.  A full domino, complete with cane!  This city is great.

For more information check out this pdf and feel free to email the directors (see pdf) who are more than happy to answer any questions.

14 comments:

Violet said...

OMG! Sounds great! SO sad I`ll never attend it :(
*moment of self-pity*

Heather Carroll said...

Oh no! Never say never :)

Leah Marie Brown said...

Now that's my idea of a year parfait! Top of my AMAZON WISH LIST!

Retro Blog said...

Only actual time travel could make it better....or a well written time travel STORY!! C'mon you know you want to write one.

JaneGS said...

Sounds like a great program--I love Edinburgh also.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Sounds awesome, and just the type of Master's degree that I would want to have. Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities.

nightsmusic said...

Oh, what I wouldn't give to do this course. Alas, I doubt the DH would be willing to give up a clean house for a year.

Too bad they don't offer something similar as an online course.

Sanna K said...

Thanks for posting about this! Sounds so great...

Tasha B. said...

But the clincher question is, how much does it cost? ;) (because I may or may not look like that)

aurora said...

Interesting. I am intrigued.

rob's uncle said...

Thanks for posting this picture, one of my favourites from this era, Allan Ramsay's portrait of his wife Margaret Lindsay
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Jramsay.htm

Bear in mind that Edinburgh is a windy cold dark city in winter, which is a month longer than in London. Most of it is 19th century with 20th century add-ons - the 'schemes' where the poor live.

Heather Carroll said...

I bear that mind everyday. I live here! December was bad but otherwise it's a small price to pay for living in such a vibrant city. The weather may stink (although I can't agree with that long winter bit) but the people are some of the nicest in the world.

The city is divided into two and New Town is the Georgian part of the city...much like Bath; you really are in a completely 18th century city. Old Town has been built over so many times it does contain many Victorian buildings which are scattered among ancient churches and Georgian structures. It comes as no surprise that Old Town has been reconstructed many times, I was just reading a letter from the Duchess of Northumberland in the 1760s remarking on how she couldn't believe Edinburgh has buildings 16 stories high!

AshleyOlivia said...

All for an oh-so-low price of £5,750 for UK/EU residents and £13,050 for those overseas! What is that in US dollars? About $20,000? *Le sigh* Ah well. If you had it, it would be money well-spent!!!

SakiVI said...

Come on, you could rock a cutlass! :)



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