From the performative nature of medieval European courts, to present socio-political conflicts, on the History summer school you will explore fascinating historical themes as well as concepts of best historical practice. This programme has been specially developed for those considering studying History and related disciplines at university-level. In addition to covering material that is studied at A-level and IB-level, you will also discover university-level study historical practice and essay skills.read more
Learn techniques to analyse historical sources in accordance with best practice
Explore familiar topics from medieval through to modern history using key themes
Develop university-style essay writing techniques and an academic tone
Experience authentic student life in University of Cambridge colleges
Interactive learning in small groups (av: 1:7) from expert university tutors
Meet other motivated high school students from all over the world
You will explore science in the context of the 15th Century and seek to understand how and why scientific exploration took on new significance within the time period. Through this exploration, you’ll evaluate existing historiography and debate a narrative that the developments of the 15th Century constitute a ‘Scientific Revolution’.
Discuss the rise of gender history and its own historical context before exploring gender through the lens of witch-hunting. You will be encouraged to critically analyse existing research and evaluate primary source material in order to develop your own nuanced understanding of how gendered roles were expressed, defined, or blurred, and how these roles might change under different circumstances.
Court pomp, ceremony and celebration was prevalent across Western Europe in the 15th Century. You will explore the performative nature of the ceremony and symbolism of these processes, seeking to understand how states and individual actors legitimised their power and authority to rule in the Early Modern period.
You will apply the historical theory and context that has been explored throughout the programme to create an essay on a topic of your choice. This will incorporate the elements of best historical practice discussed early in the programme and enable you to develop research skills as you analyse both primary and secondary source material.
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– Full programme timetable
– Featured Cambridge University colleges
– Exclusive discount code
During the History summer school you will:
All projects are supported by your expert academic tutors, and can take the form of an essay, presentation or practical project. The project reaches its pinnacle when you present it to your academic peers and tutors at the end of the programme.
It’s an incredible opportunity to develop your independent research skills and specialist subject knowledge.
A tangible and highly valued takeaway from the Immerse academic programmes is the written participant feedback that our expert tutors write for each of their students.
This an incredibly useful insight into your performance during the programme and provides recommendations as to how you can develop your understanding of your chosen subject beyond the summer school.
Cambridge is internationally renowned for its beautiful college architecture and its prestigious and rich history. You will live and study in your own individual room in one of the following Cambridge University colleges.
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