Master's Degree in Written Historical Heritage

General

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Program Description

  • Type of education: Face-to-face.
  • Number of new places offered: 30
  • Total credits: 60
  • Languages taught: Spanish.
  • Guide price: € 45.02 per credit.
  • Master's Scholarship: see relevant information here .

About

The main justification for a University Master's Degree with the intention of training professionals related to the study, cataloging and dissemination of written historical heritage is given by its relevance within the Spanish and international cultural sphere, and the importance that its conservation, preservation has acquired , defense and dissemination in both public and private institutions.

In order to achieve the proposed objectives, external internships may be carried out, among others, in the following institutions:

  • National Archaeological Museum.
  • Marqués de Valdecilla Historical Library.
  • Diocesan Archive of Madrid.
  • Regional Archive of the Community of Madrid.
  • Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.
  • General Archive of the Complutense University.
  • Athenaeum of Madrid.
  • Lázaro Galdiano Foundation.

All the institutions listed are depositories of a huge written historical heritage (librarian, documentary, epigraphic and numismatic) that will allow the students of the Master to get in contact with original materials and become familiar with the work of professionals in the written historical heritage and, together , the acquisition of the competences attached to the external practices, under the supervision and guidance of the professionals of the corresponding institutions and the teachers of the Master.

Academic year 2020-21

Course 1

Code

Subject

Character

Credits

Offered

608297

Digitization, Appraisal and Musealization-Digitize

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

608292

The Old Book: Production and Bookbinding

Compulsory

4.5

Yes

608295

Medieval and Modern Documentation

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

608293

Documentary and Library Writing in the Middle Ages

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

608294

Documentary and Library Writing in the Modern Age

Compulsory

4.5

Yes

608290

The Currency in Antiquity

Compulsory

4.5

Yes

608291

The Currency in the Iberian Peninsula (S.VIII-XX)

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

608289

Registrations in the Iberian Peninsula: Characteristics and Evolution

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

608296

Organization, Description and Documentary Conservation

Compulsory

4.5

Yes

608298

Work in Archives, Libraries or Museums

External Practices

6.0

Yes

608299

Final Master's Project

Final Master's Project

6.0

Yes

No Defined Course

Code

Subject

Character

Credits

Offered

608300

Introduction to the Latin Language

Training Supplement

4.5

Yes

goals

Within the field related to culture and humanities, it is necessary to train professionals whose work is aimed at ensuring that the Written Historical Heritage is correctly interpreted from the scientific point of view; Likewise, the necessary studies and readings can be made to facilitate their consultation with thousands of researchers. This work of making a traditionally inaccessible heritage available to society is currently being carried out either by those responsible for these collections in the public or private sphere or by numerous private companies that meet these needs, and therefore need professionals capable of reading , study and edit this heritage correctly, in addition to making an adequate cataloging, indexing, digitization and computer dumps.

Likewise, qualified experts are needed to offer adequate advice, given their specificity, in numerous archaeological excavations where written objects are found, in conducting exhibitions, in appraising and valuing these assets for relations with administrations. public or in the current international market for collectibles, where this type of historical and cultural materials are included.

Recipients

The recommended academic profile is that of graduates or graduates in History, Documentation Sciences, Art History, Philology and Humanities, and in particular those who prove that they have completed itineraries or subjects related to Historiographical Sciences and Techniques and Documentation Sciences .

During the admission process, a series of criteria will be assessed, focused on the merits of the candidates, and on the conduct of a personal interview.

Why study this master?

The archives and the museums have undertaken for years the development of projects based on the digitization and edition of their documents, as a way of preserving their originals and facilitating the consultation of researchers, allowing users to consult them from anywhere in the world. world. Ambitious cataloging projects have been started with the creation of online consultation databases, whose best exponents are PARES, for the field of archives, and DOMUS, for that of museums. To carry out this work of reading, study and transfer, it is necessary to have highly specialized personnel who are able to correctly read and identify written objects, as well as to prepare them correctly so that they can later be transferred to other technological supports.

The evident deficit in the hiring of civil servants in archives, libraries and museums has created a demand for professionals in the sector who can work in these institutions. The outsourcing of services, fundamentally to carry out very specialized concrete works that the own staff of these institutions cannot develop, demands experts in the knowledge of the sciences related to the Written Historical Heritage, especially Paleography, Diplomacy and Numismatics.

There are also numerous exhibitions in which Written Heritage plays an important role. The cultural industry plays an increasingly relevant role in our current society and in it the importance of the Written Heritage is undeniable, therefore qualified professionals are necessary.

The described demand and the non-existence of a Master's degree with these characteristics in the Spanish university panorama supposes a considerable advantage for the graduates of the Master's Degree in Written Historical Heritage when it comes to obtaining a job placement.

Admission requirements for masters

Non-enabling university masters

  • Be in possession of any of the following titles:
    • Spanish official university degree .
    • Title issued by an institution of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and empowering in the country of issue for access to Master's education.
    • Title of educational systems outside the EHEA that empowers in the country of issuance for access to Master's education, homologated or declared equivalent to the degree and academic level of Degree or Degree by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training . In case of lacking the mentioned homologation or equivalency, it will be necessary to have authorization or access permission granted by this University.
  • Or be carrying out during the course in which you pre-enroll studies leading to the obtaining of any of the previous degrees and be in a position to prove the obtaining of the same before September 30, 2020 .
  • In addition, students from foreign educational systems, whose mother tongue is different from Spanish, must prove level B2 of the Spanish language (or higher) .
  • Specific requirements that any of the requested masters may have. You can consult it by accessing the website of the Master itself.
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