Meet The Tutors
MA in History
I am a very experienced teacher of MA courses and dissertations. My students have gone on to great careers in media, museums, teaching, publishing and advertising as well as PhDs and academia. I teach an option on Women and Gender in Georgian England and Modern Girls? Gender, Culture and Society in Britain c.1918-1979. I welcome students from other disciplines (like English) and intercollegiate students of the University of London.
MA in History
I direct the MA in history and convene the core course. The MA in History lasts only one year, but it is an exciting one. Our students often come with a broad range of interests and at the end of the year, leave as fully-fledged researchers in specialised fields. My job is to open up minds to new ways of thinking, new approaches and new fields of research. And of course to guide students in finding what interests them most. This is why leading the MA in History is my favourite job!
MA in Modern and Contemporary British History
I convene the core course of the MA, which covers Britain since the Victorian era. I also teach an MA option on the US-UK Special Relationship where I expose my students to the classic and most recent historical treatments, and primary sources, on this controversial but enduring subject. My MA teaching always enthuses me. It is where I and my colleagues teach at our optimum and where our ethos of teaching our research is most effective.
LBI MA in European Jewish History
I provide support to all students on the MA, a well as contributing to the core course and offering two optional modules, 'Modern Jewish History and Culture' and 'Antisemitism and the Holocaust'. I particularly enjoy teaching my modules on the MA because they examine some of the most important internal dynamics of general European history from a Jewish angle, for instance: how European Jews constructed, asserted and coped with 'difference' and concepts of 'homogeneity' as well as patterns of inclusion and exclusion.
MA in Islam and the West
I convene the core course of the MA, as well as the optional modules Saladin, Richard the Lionheart and the Third Crusade and The Latin East. I specialise in the history of the crusades and the Latin settlement of the Levant between 1095 and 1291.
MA in History of Political Thought and Intellectual History
I convene and co-direct the MA. I also co-teach the Core Course and offer a module on Democracy: Ancient and Modern. In addition, I am jointly responsible for delivering archival training to students on the programme, and jointly chair the forum on researching MA dissertations. The MA is consequently a major part of my academic responsibilities. I mostly supervise in the field of enlightenment political thought, but have also supervised dissertations in twentieth-century intellectual history.
MA in Intellectual History and the History of Political Thought
I teach the Early-Modern Theories of State module on the History of Political Thought and Intellectual History MA, as well as contributing to the core course and supervising dissertations. In addition I have successfully supervised more than two dozen PhDs in the course of my career and remain very keen on accepting students interested in any topics relating to the different aspects of my research.
MA in History
I am Miri Rubin, and I greatly enjoy introducing students to the world of historical research though our MA teaching. In my research I explore the society and culture of Europe in the medieval period. I do so in conversation with historians of other times and places, and while learning from other disciplines too. I look forward to hard and rewarding work with you on the MA Module Cultural History: Europe and Beyond and to some challenging conversations following my contributions to the Core Course.
MA in History/Modern and Contemporay British History
I direct the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions, and offer an MA module on the history of emotions in modern Britain. On that course, Amanda Vickery, Rhodri Hayward and myself introduce key ideas and texts in the history of emotions and apply them to themes in British history from the eighteenth century to the present. I look forward to supervising MA dissertations in this growing area of cultural and intellectual history.