Students taking Ownership of Assessments: My Creative and Independent Project

 It’s funny how the things you end up really enjoy in teaching are the ones you have accidentally stumbled upon. This is certainly the case with the final assessment of my third-year Victorian Cities module. Having decided that the first two assessments for this module would be a 1,000 word source reflection (20%) and a… Continue reading Students taking Ownership of Assessments: My Creative and Independent Project

Teaching and Technology: Making Digital History event

I wrote this a few months ago for our press office. I thought I would share it here. I also write a blog on this day for HistoryLab Plus, which you can read here. Lucinda Matthews-Jones (History) co-organised ‘Teaching and Technology: Making Digital History’ with History Lab Plus, the Institute of Historical Research’s network for… Continue reading Teaching and Technology: Making Digital History event

Listening out for the Victorians

I really enjoy discovering and searching out new music. A few weeks ago I decided to see what would happen if you typed the word ‘Victorian’ into Bandcamp, a website that helps you find independent music. Here’s what I found… Victorian Dads From the North-West of England, this group describes themselves as ‘Trouser-flapping, steam-driven musical… Continue reading Listening out for the Victorians

Reflection ‘Is Gender Still Relevant?’ Part 2: Teaching Gender

A few months ago I was invited to organise a workshop on teaching gender in historical studies for the British Academy-sponsored event ‘Is Gender Still Relevant?’ hosted by the University of Bradford.  I found this event to be thought-provoking and highly stimulating. Some of my thoughts can be found here. What follows is really a… Continue reading Reflection ‘Is Gender Still Relevant?’ Part 2: Teaching Gender