The Value of Public History

Tanya Evans and Melanie Burkett, Macquarie University @TanyaEvans14 tanya.evans@mq.edu.au Semester 1 has just begun. I’m as excited as ever about meeting my new 3rd year Cultural Heritage and Public History Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) students. But I’m also a little wary as tertiary teachers and learners here in Australia and elsewhere around the world … Continued

Teaching with Objects in Lockdown

A 1980s telephone

Dr Henry Irving, Leeds Beckett University @drhenryirving There is a large cardboard box in the corner of my study. It’s been there for the past nine weeks and now feels as permanent a fixture as my lamp or bookcase. During this time, the box has become gradually fuller, providing a home to a seemingly endless … Continued

Teaching History Online in Lockdown

George Gosling, University of Wolverhampton @gcgosling What works at any given time is, of course, historically and contextually contingent. So it proved for teaching online during lockdown last time, and so it will prove again. When university teaching in the UK migrated online in March 2020, most of those teaching at universities were completely unprepared … Continued

She Wanted to See A Soldier

Dr David Clampin, Liverpool John Moores University @WWIIadvertising   A couple of years ago I was asked by the National Trust to work with them at their Formby Beach site. Formby beach is an important ecological site made up of ‘dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods’. It is well known locally, and beyond, … Continued

UCL and the Practices of Public History in East London

Dr Georgina Brewis, University College London and Dr Ali Bennett, University of Lincoln @DrGinaB @alibeenet In what it describes as ‘the largest single expansion’ since it was founded in 1826, University College London is currently in the middle of developing a new campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Some teaching is already taking place … Continued

Teaching Sex and Gender in the Age of #MeToo

Professor Alison Twells, Sheffield Hallam University A.Twells@shu.ac.uk @alison_twells The recent case at the University of Warwick, where male students suspended for sharing rape threats on an online group chat were prematurely readmitted, comes as no surprise to anyone with even a cursory acquaintance with studies of the sexual harassment of women students. NUS Reports from … Continued

A History Degree for the C21st

Caitríona Beaumont reflects on the experience of designing a new history degree programme for the twenty first century at a central London post-92 University