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June 06, 2011

Chinese History Teaching Network

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The Chinese History Teaching Network new resource website is now live.  

The network was established in September 2009 following a workshop on the teaching of Chinese history, held with History Subject Centre funding, led by Jeremy Taylor at the University of Sheffield. The network aims to bring together people who teach Chinese history at institutions of higher learning in the UK to share best practice, access to new resources and materials, and general experiences in the field. 

It understands Chinese history in the broadest possible sense, and includes people who work on all periods and from all angles (including the history of China itself, as well of Chinese societies outside China and the Chinese Diaspora).

The network plans to hold a second, larger workshop in 2012. It also hopes to develop contacts with similar networks and institutions abroad.

May 22, 2011

After the History Subject Centre

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The History Subject Centre will officially close on 31st October, although effectively most activities will cease by the end of July. Sarah Richardson has written a briefing report, After the History Subject Centre, which outlines the support that will be available for HE History once the subject centre has closed. There are also details of activities and services the History community have found most valuable and recommendations on how these may be continued in the future.

Please join in the conversation!

May 12, 2011

Upcoming Events in History

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The History Subject Centre is pleased to announce a number of upcoming events within the history community:

Teaching the Green Humanities?
25th May 2011
University of London, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU

This free conference is about the relationship between teaching the arts and humanities in HE and student learning about environmental and social issues. It will debate the extent to which the pedagogy of the humanities is inherently ‘green’ and should be concerned with engaging its students in environmental and social issues. It will also create opportunities to share current practices in addressing these issues in (and outside) the classroom and demonstrate how pedagogical innovation in the arts and humanities might contribute to environmental and social awareness.

Various factors are encouraging us to consider the connection between the arts and humanities and contemporary local, national and global problems. The new HEFCE working definition of Education for Sustainable Development sees it as activity where there is 'a significant element related to either or both of the natural environment and natural resources, PLUS a significant element related to either or both of economic or social issues’. The impact agenda is pushing the humanities to demonstrate its connections to people and places beyond the university, and a recent survey by the NUS* has found that most students expect skills in sustainable development to be important for employment. Looking beyond HE, the National Trust has recently launched a campaign ‘Outdoor Nation’ driven by a concern that we undervalue the physical and spiritual refreshment to be gained from the ‘outdoors’ and people need to be encouraged to re-connect with outdoor spaces.

For further information and to register please visit

Interdisciplinarity: Methods and Frameworks for Teaching the Nineteenth Century
MIVSS Friday 24th June 2011, Birmingham City University
School of Art, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX

2.00 Rosemary Mitchell, Associate Principal Lecturer in History at Leeds Trinity and Director of the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, ''A treasure hidden in a field'?: The Interdisciplinary Teaching of Victorian Studies'

2.45 Jane Hamlett, Lecturer in Modern British History, Royal Holloway, University of London, 'Using Photography in Teaching History'

3.15 Coffee

3.45 Anthony Howe, Senior Lecturer, School of English, Birmingham City University, ‘Teaching G. M. Hopkins’

4.15 Discussion (led by Philippa Bennet) on teaching the Victorians

4.45 Plans for future events

5.00 Close.  Those who wish to continue the discussions might like to join us in The Old Joint Stock pub (opposite St Philip’s Cathedral).

Details of the venue, which is in Birmingham city centre, and directions can be found here:

The event is free, but please register by emailing Serena Trowbridge ( before 1 June 2011.

There are a small number of travel bursaries of approx. £20 for postgraduate students attending the event, provided by funding from the British Association for Victorian Studies. These will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, and priority is given to postgraduates who are already on our membership list. If you want to apply for this, please contact Kate Hill ( stating your name, affiliation, and how much your travel costs will be.

December 02, 2010

1000th Review in History published by the Institute for Historical Research

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Reviews in History publishes its 1,000th review

Reviews in History, the online journal of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), publishes its 1,000th review today.

Launched in 1996, Reviews covers books and digital resources across every area of historical interest, with all reviews being undertaken by leading experts in the field. It has always been noted for its broad scope, chronologically, geographically and thematically. It now publishes a new issue every week on its recently redesigned website (, each featuring four original reviews.

From the start, the journal has published reviews of greater length than those usually found in scholarly periodicals (between 2,000 and 3,000 words), and as a consequence of its digital-only format has also been able to make them available much earlier.

Reviews also allows authors and editors a right of reply, stimulating discussion and providing readers with an insight into the major debates occurring at the cutting edge of historical research.

The reviews are freely available and enjoy a large and growing readership, from academics to the wider public interested in history. They provide an invaluable resource for researching, teaching and studying history at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In recent months particular effort has been made to focus on the expanding number of digital resources in history, with reviews being commissioned to examine not just the content but the functionality and operability of these tools now transforming the historian’s craft.

Initially funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in 1996, Reviews is now supported by IHR core funding, reflecting its centrality to the Institute’s research facilitation remit. It is a striking example of external seed-corn funding leading to long-term sustainability in the digital sphere.

This week’s special ‘1,000’ issue features Gary Magee and Andrew Thompson’s Empire and Globalisation: Networks of People, Goods and Capital in the British World, c.1850–1914, reviewed by Stuart Ward, and Elizabeth Tilley’s take on The Punch Brotherhood: Table Talk and Print Culture in Mid-Victorian London by Patrick Leary. Two major new digital resources, The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842–2003 and London Lives 1690–1800, are also reviewed, by Peter Sinnema and Ben Heller respectively.

Dr Jane Winters, Head of Publications at the IHR, said: 'Reviews in History was a truly innovative digital publishing initiative when it was launched in 1996 and there is still nothing quite like it in the field. It enshrined the authorial right to reply more than a decade before humanities researchers began seriously to challenge traditional forms of peer review in the digital environment, and made full use of the flexibility of the digital medium. The journal is a central element of the IHR's publishing programme, and we very much look forward to the publication of the next 1,000 reviews. If Reviews continues as it has developed thus far, the 2,000th article may well look very different.'

For more information about Reviews contact Danny Millum, Deputy Editor at

November 29, 2010

Registration Opens for Teaching as a Postgraduate Researcher: London & Northeast

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The History Subject Centre, in conjunction with the History Lab, will be holding two free, full-day events on Teaching as a Postgraduate Researcher. The first of these will be held on 23 February 2011 at the Institute of Historical Research in London. The second will be held at Newcastle University on 14 March 2011.

For more information, or to register a place, please visit

August 23, 2010

Registration Opens for Teaching as a Postgraduate Researcher: Southwest

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In 2010-11 the History Subject Centre, in conjunction with the History Lab, will be holding three free, full-day events on Teaching as a Postgraduate Researcher. The first of the events will be held on 12 Novemeber 2010 at the Unviersity of Bristol.

For more information, or to register a place, please visit

May 21, 2010

The postgraduate student experience

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The latest issue of the HEA magazine: Exchange considers the changing environment for postgraduate students. There are useful articles on widening participation, international students, doctoral employability and the audit culture.

An important read for directors of graduate studies but also very useful for those supervising doctoral students.

May 06, 2010

Young History Workshop Project

An exciting opportunity has arisen for early-career historians (includingdoctoral students) to work with school students as 'historian-mentors' in a London-wide history project.  Young History Workshop (YHW) is a strategic education project run by the Raphael Samuel History Centre in collaboration with the Historical Association, and funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

YHW will involve students from eight state secondary schools in the Greater London area. The students will research, write and present historical projects of their choice relating to the broad theme of 'Them and Us'.  They will receive hands-on guidance at workshop sessions facilitated by at least one volunteer historian-mentor and the YHW Project Officer.  Archive and museum visits will support and complement the students' research, which will be presented at a day-long event (Young History Workshop Day) in March 2011.

YHW provides an excellent opportunity for academic historians to gain experience and skills in widening participation and public engagement, as well as forging collaborations with history teachers and workers in the archives and heritage sectors.  The project will require a maximum of three school visits, an internet-based presence, and attendance at Young History Workshop Day.  

For more information and/or to express an interest in taking part in this project, please contact Anna Gust, <>, before the end of May.

February 26, 2010

Launch of HumBox – repository for Humanities teaching resources

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HumBox - a new repository to share, store, manage and repurpose teaching materials from across the Humanities was launched today at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield.

The repository has been developed by a partnership of four subject centres: English, History, LLAS and PRS and eleven institutional partners. It is funded by JISC and the HEA.

HumBox already contains over 1000 resources all uploaded using Creative Commons licences. Resources range from simple handouts to more complex learning objects as well as audio and video resources. The repository includes a simple commenting function so that users can leave feedback on the resources. Users have a profile page to promote their own research and teaching. They can set up collections of related resources and include descriptions to ensure that they are more usable for teaching.

HumBox has been closed during the development phase of the project but is now open to all. So please get sharing!

February 04, 2010

HEA Launches New Postgraduate Online Network

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The Higher Education Academy has run the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) since 2007; this year it is being replaced by the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) to allow institutions time to evaluate and act on previous PRES results. It will run again in 2011 when PTES will take an enhancement year.

In addition to these surveys, the HEA has also developed an online community for postgraduate researchers to discuss and describe their educational experience. This group is for anyone with an interest in enhancing provision for postgraduate researchers. Whilst it complements the survey, it is open to all staff and students whether or not their institution has participated in PRES, to allow as wide a group as possible to explore the evidence on the postgraduate research experience, share practice and discuss issues faced in enhancing PGR provision.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to join the network and share you ideas, concerns and experiences with the higher education community.




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