This four-week program in 2016 will be led by Dr. John Mann (History) and Dr. Louisa Rice (History), who will teach the course: Public History in England. This exciting historically focused program will begin in Grantham at Harlaxton College, the British campus of the University of Evansville. Part of Harlaxton's unique academic strength is seeing firsthand the places you are studying. The travel and field trips to museums and historical sites are an integral part of the course. Students will travel to York, Durham, Liverpool, Birkenhead, and London to explore public history throughout England.
Harlaxton is a 100-room Victorian manor house in the English midlands. Located on the edge of Harlaxton village, two miles outside of Grantham, the Manor is set amidst the green pastures and rolling hills typical of the English countryside. Nottingham, the nearest city, is about 20 miles away. A convenient rail network provides easy access to other parts of Great Britain, making trips all over the country possible. London is about an hour away by train.
HOUSING & MEALS
You will share double or triple rooms in Harlaxton Manor while in Grantham. Meals are served cafeteria-style in the Dining Hall. There are also laundry facilities, "telly" lounge with VCR/DVD, a general store in the Manor, and campus-wide wireless access. While traveling in York, Liverpool, and London, the group will stay in hostel style housing with a few meals included.
You will travel with other UW-Eau Claire students and faculty during the program. You will have opportunities to get involved in the community and culture during your exploration of the public history in England. Additionally you will have the opportunity to meet people in your hostels and dorms.
- Schedule a general advising appointment with Faculty-Led Immersion staff by calling 715-836-6037 or emailing Shanti Freitas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here: Academics - Public History in England, Summer
You can find more information on 2016 estimated program costs* here: England Summer16.pdf
*This faculty-led program receives funding from the Blugold Commitment Faculty-Led International Immersion Experiences (FLIIE) program. The goals of the Blugold Commitment are to extend access and affordability to these exceptional high-impact practices for all UW-Eau Claire undergraduates, to ensure that more of these opportunities are available for these students, and to increase the numbers of students who participate. Therefore, while UW-Eau Claire undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in multiple high-impact immersion programs, each student is eligible to receive BCDT funding for only one FLIIE experience.
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"An unforgettable and amazing experience that helped me to make new connections and learn history in a hands on, contextual environment that no classroom can replicate." -Kelly Boyea, summer 2015
"I was able to travel around England and experience cities and towns of different sizes, histories, and cultures. Visiting museums, historic sites, and famous landmarks in each of these cities allowed me to use the analytical skills I learned in the classroom in real life settings. The travelling aspect of the program allowed me to venture out of my comfort zone and truly become a global citizen by experiencing life in each of the locations we visited." -Sara Matthews, summer 2015
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.