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May 12, 2011

Upcoming Events in History

Writing about web page http://www.historysubjectcentre.ac.uk/events

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 http://www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/explore/events/event_detail.php?event_index=304

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:
http://www.bcu.ac.uk/about-us/maps-and-campuses/school-of-art-margaret-street

The event is free, but please register by emailing Serena Trowbridge (serena.trowbridge@bcu.ac.uk) 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 (khill@lincoln.ac.uk) stating your name, affiliation, and how much your travel costs will be.


March 02, 2011

Extended Call for Papers – Real and Imagined Communities

Writing about web page http://www.historicalperspectives.co.uk

Historical Perspectives is a history society established and run by postgraduates for postgraduates. Our eighth annual conference, ‘Real and Imagined Communities’, will be held at The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow on the 2nd and 3rd June 2011. This will build on the success of our previous conferences, which have included, ‘Conflict and Conformity: Challenging Narratives of the Past’ and ‘Interpreting Relationships of Power.’ Our conferences provide postgraduates with an opportunity to present their research in a supportive environment, developing the skills needed to complete a successful doctoral career.

The theme for 2011, ‘Real and Imagined Communities’, is intended to encourage participation by postgraduates working in a range of disciplines in the Arts and Social Sciences. Papers can be on any topic relating to the theme of ‘Real and Imagined Communities’ from a historical perspective and could include, but are not limited to, these issues:

• Do some historical communities or groups take precedence over others in our understanding of the past?

• How do governments react to different historical communities or groups?

• Is a notion of sympathy important for researchers of historical communities or groups? How do we wrestle with issues of professional integrity and overcome bias?

• Are narratives of certain historical communities or groups easier to suppress than others and are these narratives harder to find?

• To what extent does research into spatial history reshape our understanding of historical communities or groups?

• Does the availability of sources and archive material dictate what is researched? If so, what problems does this create in the telling of history? Which historical communities or groups are potentially overlooked?

These questions are meant only as suggestions and we welcome proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to the theme, from any discipline. It may also be possible to publish papers in a special edition of eSharp, an international online journal for postgraduate research in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education, based at the University of Glasgow. To help us assess enthusiasm for this idea, it would be appreciated if proposals for papers could be accompanied by an indication of any interest in the paper being included in an edition of eSharp.

Please submit proposals of c.250 words by 11th March 2011

To histper@arts.gla.ac.uk or to Alison Turnbull (Historical Perspectives), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XQ

If you would like more information about the society & conference please visit our website:

www.historicalperspectives.co.uk


January 25, 2011

Call for Postgraduate Papers

Writing about web page http://www.historicalperspectives.co.uk

Real and Imagined Communities

Historical Perspectives is a history society established and run by postgraduates for postgraduates. Our eighth annual conference, ‘Real and Imagined Communities’, will be held at The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow on the 2nd and 3rd June 2011. This will build on the success of our previous conferences, which have included, ‘Conflict and Conformity: Challenging Narratives of the Past’ and ‘Interpreting Relationships of Power.’ Our conferences provide postgraduates with an opportunity to present their research in a supportive environment, developing the skills needed to complete a successful doctoral career.

The theme for 2011, ‘Real and Imagined Communities’, is intended to encourage participation by postgraduates working in a range of disciplines in the Arts and Social Sciences. Papers can be on any topic relating to the theme of ‘Real and Imagined Communities’ from a historical perspective and could include, but are not limited to, these issues:

·        Do some historical communities or groups take precedence over others in our understanding of the past?

·        How do governments react to different historical communities or groups?

·        Is a notion of sympathy important for researchers of historical communities or groups? How do we wrestle with issues of professional integrity and overcome bias?

·        Are narratives of certain historical communities or groups easier to suppress than others and are these narratives harder to find?

·        To what extent does research into spatial history reshape our understanding of historical communities or groups?

·        Does the availability of sources and archive material dictate what is researched? If so, what problems does this create in the telling of history? Which historical communities or groups are potentially overlooked?

These questions are meant only as suggestions and we welcome proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to the theme, from any discipline. It may also be possible to publish papers in a special edition of eSharp, an international online journal for postgraduate research in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education, based at the University of Glasgow. To help us assess enthusiasm for this idea, it would be appreciated if proposals for papers could be accompanied by an indication of any interest in the paper being included in an edition of eSharp.

Please submit proposals of c.250 words by 28th February 2011

To histper@arts.gla.ac.uk or to Alison Turnbull (Historical Perspectives), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XQ

If you would like more information about the society & conference please visit our website:

www.historicalperspectives.co.uk


August 23, 2010

Registration Opens for Teaching as a Postgraduate Researcher: Southwest

Writing about web page http://www.historysubjectcentre.ac.uk/postgradworkshop

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 http://www.historysubjectcentre.ac.uk/postgradworkshop.


February 04, 2010

HEA Launches New Postgraduate Online Network

Writing about web page http://evidencenet.ning.com/group/pgr

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.


October 29, 2009

PG Taught Experience Survey results 2009

Writing about web page http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/ourwork/research/surveys/PTES_2009_report_v5_3_22Oct09.pdf

The PG Taught Experience Survey has revealed that there are high levels of satisfaction with programmes and teaching. However, the assessment and feedback scores are lower than expected with, for example, only 57% of respondents considering that feedback was timely. There are also concerns about the supervisory process.


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