Master’s in History and Identity in the Western Mediterranean (Fifteenth-Nineteenth Centuries)

The master’s degree in History and Identities in the Western Mediterranean (Fifteenth-Nineteenth Centuries) aims to train specialists in the study of the historical evolution and shaping of the identities of the societies of the western Mediterranean during the Early Modern period. It attempts to analyse and investigate the collection of complex processes that took place during said historical period (the formation of states, international relations, and social, cultural and ethnic dynamics) of particular relevance to the shaping of Europe and its relations, both internal and with surrounding territories, such as the case of its complex interaction with the Maghreb. It will thereby facilitate a better understanding of the problems that face the process of political construction of the European Union, such as the reciprocal limits of sovereignty among its various members, the harmonisation of entities with different cultural and historical traditions and the need to find a common ideological foundation that respects the identities of its constituents.

The master’s is oriented primarily towards research, given that the qualification represents a route of access to a doctorate. At the same time, however, it has a clear professionalising utility in other broader sectors such as teaching, archiving, museography, the publishing world, the management of culture and heritage and the management of interculturality. These latter sectors are highly significant in the current political and cultural context of the European Union’s relations with the Mediterranean world and the Maghreb.

  • This is aninteruniversity master’s degree of the universities of Alicante, Barcelona, Jaume I de Castelló and Valencia.
  • It is offered as a blended learning course, with a mixture of distance and on-site learning.
  • It consists of 60 credits.

Objectives »

  • galera-mediterràniaTo study the historical evolution and the shaping of the identities of the societies of the western Mediterranean during the Early Modern period.
  • To train specialists who can develop direct research tasks based on archival materials and create syntheses from specific historiographic sources related to the different areas tackled by the course.
  • To provide in-depth knowledge for the interpretation of the relations between the different territories of the western Mediterranean, in a context – the current one – of growing human and economic connection.
  • To provide the historical references necessary for the management of interculturality in the European sphere.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE MASTER’S WEBPAGE: http://www.ub.edu/historiamoderna/master/