History in the Public Sphere (HIPS) is a 120 ECTS Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree English-language program offered by:
- the Department of History, Central European University (KEE)
- the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
- the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University Lisbon
- the Department of History, Archeology, Geography, Arts and Performing Arts, University of Florence (Consortium Partners)
- the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris (Associated Partner)
The program is fully funded for scholarship recipients.
HIPS is organized around four thematic foci, which cover the most pressing questions historians and practitioners have been faced with in an increasingly connected, globalized world: the institutionalization of memory and the politicization of history; visual representations and medialization of history, histories of inclusion and exclusion; and entanglements between national, regional, and global frameworks of history. The Program aims to bring together historical scholarship and civic engagement in order to prepare students for careers in producing, translating, and disseminating historical knowledge through museums, journalism, archives, broadcasting, and digital communication. It also lays special emphasis on developing skills and social competences through study trips, practitioner workshops, and internships, which enable graduates to work with non-experts and civic actors in the process of disseminating historical knowledge. Students receive research training and develop individually either a Thesis or a Capstone Project.
HIPS is an ERASMUS MUNDUS JOINT MASTER DEGREE in a PARTNERSHIP with JAPAN.