I’m a History student now, you see

4 Jul

Yes, I’m a History student now. I’ll be taking a suspension of studies from my Law studies in Malta, and my life’s next-big-thing is pursuing an MA in Modern History at the University of Durham in the UK, starting in October. I’m at a stage of excitement/terror, which is (probably) to be expected.

So. I’m going to read for an MA in a subject which I haven’t studied at undergraduate level (apart from a couple of credits here and there), and which I only studied when I sat for the A’ Level at 16. I’ve always been utterly fascinated by history, so I’ve always been attracted to history related articles and books, but I’ve never really delved into anything properly, and that’s why this summer must be all about cramming lots of basic stuff into my head and feeling comfortable with reading material other than books like this.

With this in mind, I asked the history department at Durham for a reading list to get me started, and last week I plodded around the University of Malta library in search of a handful (or what turned out to be two armfuls) of books. The handy picture above depicts the fruits of my scouring. I’ve already started on three of them, and they are such a welcome change from purely legal texts or the Maltese Civil Code. Some of the stuff is a bit heavy for me, but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it if I keep at it.

More updates about my MA journey soon!


4 Responses to “I’m a History student now, you see”

  1. Daniel Croucher July 5, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    Best of luck to you. Read Atlas Shurgged, interesting book conceptually for some of the themes in your reading list. Though somehow I believe you have more than enough to go on. =D


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