Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Global Geordies: The North East of England and the World

Northumbria University Institute of the Humanities

This online course explored the two-way relationships between north-east England and the world between 1500 and the present, focusing environmental, cultural and political factors. The course covered the topics including the power of individual personality, the ways in which regional characteristics shaped cultural outputs, the relationship between local and central government, the function of symbolic icons in shaping perceptions of the region and the role of technological innovation.

5 weeks, 4 hours per week

Dr Leona Skelton

Research Fellow in Humanities

Northumbria University Institute of the Humanities


Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a greater appreciation of the diverse history, economic development, and cultures of the North East over time and in national and global contexts.
  • Explain how the North East has impacted on the economy, cultures and politics of the world
  • Interpret the significance of global forces in shaping North East history
  • Explore the causes and consequences of industrialisation and deindustrialisation in the North East and, with that historical understanding, improved understanding of contemporary regional identity.


Week 1 - The global impact of stereotypes associated with NE England and what it means to be a ‘Geordie’

Week 2 - The pre-modern north east and how it flourished infrastructurally, culturally and economically as it moved increasingly towards full industrialisation

Week 3 - The industrial north east and its global connections between 1800 and 1960

Week 4 - The social, political, economic and cultural impact of the region’s rapid deindustrialisation as northeasterners came to terms with their post-industrial future between 1960 and 1999

Week 5 - The position of the region in a global context in its recent history, present and future (from 2000 onwards) and how dramatically this compares to previous eras

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Global Geordies: The North East of England and the World

Northumbria University Institute of the Humanities