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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.

April 15, 2010

Success Stories from the HEA Subject Centres

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This booklet celebrates the contribution of the HEA Subject Centres to enhancing teaching and learning at HE level. The work of the History Subject Centre features strongly.

The booklet may be downloaded here:

March 17, 2010

Filippo Nereo wins Subject Centre Recognition Award

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We are delighted to announce that Dr Filippo Nereo of the University of Manchester has received the first History Subject Centre recognition award for an impressive portfolio of teaching materials and evidence of innovation. Filippo's work will be uploaded to our e-library shortly.

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!

January 17, 2010

Potential REF postponement

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In an interview with THE, David Willett (Conservative Shadow Universities Secretary) stated that a Tory government would delay the REF by up to two years (potentially 2015) if they gained power in 2010.  The delay would be to establish whether a sound and widely accepted measure of impact exists ...

December 12, 2009

Historian Geoffrey Crossick announced as new V–C of University of London

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Geoffrey Crossick, a historian of the social history of Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries has been announced as the next vice-chancellor of the University of London. He will success Sir Graeme Davies who steps down in September 2010.

Does excellent teaching contribute to promotion?

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Research by the Higher Education Academy and the Genie Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has revealed that the use of teaching criteria is consistent and not always applied in promotion in UK Universities. This appears to contradict official policies which state that teaching and research should have equal status and value for universities.

October 30, 2009

History needs more National Teaching Fellows

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There is some excellent practice taking place in History teaching across the UK Higher Education sector. Yet, History as a discipline is relatively under-represented in the roll-call of National Teaching Fellows. The History Subject Centre maintains close links with the National Teaching Fellows with an interest in History. We are also keen to help support applications to the fellowship. The NTFS Individual Awards 2010 Call for Nominations is now open. The deadline for receipt of electronic nominations is Wednesday 3 February 2010 (12:00 noon).

October 14, 2009

Why Millions of People are enrolling at the University of iPod

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The Sunday Times on 11/10/09 included a full-page article by Richard Woods discussing the breadth of open educational resources (OER) available: "the ranks of so-called 'self-learners' are swelling as the world's best universities put free lectures online". 

The piece explored the range of materials being uploaded from individual lecture podcasts to entire courses, by institutions including Oxford and MIT. Interestingly, the quality of resources and positive approaches and results gained from using OER's was stressed throughout.  "Where OER will lead is unclear.  All one can say with confidence is that its reach will undoubteldy grow."

The Subject Centre is part of a Humanities Subject Centre consortium project to develop an OER repository: HumBox.  Showcasing and sharing resources can be of real benefit to individual and institutional teaching provision. To find out more visit the HumBox test-site: 

October 08, 2009

Top Universities for Humanities

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The World's best fifty Universities for Humanities include 7 UK institutions:

  • Oxford (2)
  • Cambridge (3)
  • Edinburgh (24)
  • UCL (25)
  • LSE (32)
  • King's College London (40)
  • SOAS (47)

Ranking includes a score for teaching quality based on the staff-student ratio.




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