International Summer School - From Barter to Bitcoins: The Cultural Life of Money

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You'll explore the UK and its culture and heritage - both through exciting study in the classroom and on the road, experiencing the rich english heritage through our many trips and excursions. You will take home fond memories of a cultural experience rooted in the hundred-year tradition of one of the UK's top universities.

 

When you join the International Summer School, you are booking your place to become part of an internationally recognised centre for world-class research, enterprise and learning. Across the 2 or 4 week course, you will meet many of the students and staff that make the University of Southampton one of the top 100 of universities globally.

You'll have the opportunity to learn up to six topics, ranging from Business, Art, Social Sciences, British History and Culture and so much more, including seven enriching excursions.

To apply you will usually:

  • Be a student currently studying at a recognised university outside of the UK
  • Be 18 years of age or older at the start of the school (17 years of age by agreement, please email summerschool@soton.ac.uk)
  • Have IELTS 5.5 (or an equivalent English language qualification) in listening and speaking or Chinese CET-4 (480+) or CET-6 (425+)

The school is taught in English and will engage and inform students from native speakers, to those with less strong language levels. If English is not your first language, you will benefit more from stronger skills; including capability in reading and writing.
Students of all levels of English above the minimum, including native speakers, will find the course enjoyable and rewarding.

If you are not sure that you are eligible to join the International Summer School or want to discuss your attendance, we would be happy to speak with you. Please contact us at summerschool@soton.ac.uk.

From Barter to Bitcoins: The Cultural Life of Money

This course explores what money really is. It expands our everyday perceptions of coins and notes by looking at the ways in which artists, writers and philosophers have revealed the social and political assumptions that money relies upon. The first class will introduce you to money’s contested histories, exploring how histories of barter have been placed against histories of debt and what this means for how money functions in contemporary economies. The second class will introduce you to the ways in which artists and writers have imagined alternative forms of money, exploring examples from counterfeiting to the gift economy. The final class explores what money means in our contemporary moment: analysing the social relations, and problems, that digital money brings.

The academic organising this topic is Professor Nicky Marsh, Professor in English.  Find out more about the PGR tutor, Lian Patston, on our Meet your PGR Tutor page.

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