University of Edinburgh
What is political power? Who has it? What do they do with it? Who should have it? We’ll explore power across several dimensions (economic, persuasive, and military) and across several levels (from the local to global) throughout the week. You’ll be asked to take part in interactive exercises relating to current political and global events. In the group project, you will produce a poster to tackle the big questions covered during the week.
This programme examines the historical development of regional and national identities. We will consider how historical events have been shaped by the ways we have thought about ourselves as members of communities, including political, ethnic, religious, gendered, and class communities. Not only will we explore British and European contexts, but we will do this by studying Edinburgh’s specific history, documentary sources, places and buildings. The workshops will be held in Edinburgh’s world-class libraries, galleries and museums, allowing us to study rare historical materials in innovative ways.
22 June 2020 - 27 June 2020