New interdisciplinary M.A.: “History, the Environment, and the City”, at the University of Technology Darmstadt (Germany)

With its new M.A. “History, the Environment, and the City” (“Geschichte – Umwelt – Stadt”) the University of Technology Darmstadt offers a unique insight into the historical origins of modern urban life and its ecological conditions. From a long-term perspective students will gain a better understanding of current and future environmental problems and learn how to make urban life more sustainable as the basic component of modern society. The four-term course (2 years) leads to the internationally approved degree “Master of Arts” (M.A.).

Students will have to meet the requirement of a B.A. in History, Sociology, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Cultural Sciences or in another relevant subject. Job opportunities for graduates will be found in – archives, museums, scientific and educational institutions – urban, regional or landscape planing – tourism, industrial archaeology, preservation of historic and cultural heritage – old and new media – public relations.

Interdisciplinary classes will enable the students to bridge scientific disciplines and methodological approaches and to enhance their knowledge and abilities in the field of urban and environmental history. Additional classes will be taught to foster their skills in job-relevant areas like rhetoric and professional presentation, computing, foreign languages and “soft skills”. Courses are predominantly taught in German.

Darmstadt is situated in the south of Germany, only about 30 km. from Frankfurt / Main with its international airport. The city lies on the northern foothills of the beautiful Odenwald region near the romantic Rhine valley. A centre of culture and literature for many centuries, Darmstadt is also well-known for its Technical University with its strong interdisciplinary potentials. In recent years the university has put a special emphasis on urban and environmental studies.

For further details and admission procedures (deadline: July 15), please contact Prof. Dr. Dieter Schott, tel.: +49-6151-166834, email: [email protected] or Prof. Dr. Mikael Hård, tel.: +49-6151-166722, email: [email protected] or visit our website

Of course we would also like to meet you in Darmstadt at the Dept. of History, Schloss, Marktplatz 15, DE-64283 Darmstadt, Germany, tel. +49-6151-164909, fax +49-6151-163992, email: [email protected]

Professor Mikael Hård History of Technology Department of History Darmstadt University of Technology Schloss DE-64283 Darmstadt

[email protected] Tel. +49 6151-16 30 97, -16 67 22, -15 948 25 Cellular +49 175-689 22 73 Fax. +49 6151-16 39 92