Race and Ethnicity

Module code: HS2234

How have our views of race and ethnicity changed over time? What did certain historical periods believe, and how and why did these views come to be recognised?
You’ll be exploring a myriad of perspectives from the theories and definitions of race, how these concepts relate to each other, and the role of language, religion and history in the construction and maintenance of ethnic identities.

These issues will be explored via case studies from two different periods, where you’ll look at a variety of sources such as travel narratives, maps, literary sources, scientific writings and visual representations of ‘the other‘. There have been different historiographical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity, and you’ll be mapping this evolution over time.

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