This post forms the basis of a presentation I gave at the Royal Historical Society and History UK’s ‘New to Teaching Event’ on 10th September 2019. What is the Creative Assessment? For the past six years, third-year students taking my ‘Victorian Cities’ module have been asked to submit a creative assessment. They can produce either… Continue reading Assessing Creatively, or why I’ve embraced the #unessay
This post was inspired by a Twitter conversation… What does participation in the university classroom mean? I know that for me it once meant talking about and discussing a reading and then a bunch of primary sources. Have my ideas changed? No, not really. But I’m changing what I think participation means in a wider sense… Continue reading Notes on Seminar Participation
by Harry Coughlan For my Independent Study I choose to write and record a song taken from an imaginary Music Hall production titled ‘Classless Society’. The rationale behind writing and performing a song, as a mock primary source from the Victorian era, was the fact that the Music Hall became such a prominent pastime in… Continue reading Harry Coughlan, ‘Slum Girl’ Song
by Billie-Gina Thomason. Billie has recently graduated from LJMU with a History and English degree. She will be returning to LJMU next year to take the MRes in History. She plans to research trans* identity in the nineteenth and twentieth century. I chose to write a diary for a creative portfolio in my Victorian Cities… Continue reading Billie-Gina Thomason, Creating a Diary of Thomas Son
By Andrew Madden. Andrew has recently graduated from LJMU with a BA in History. For this assignment Lucie asked us to create an output that had some relevance to the course. My first thought was to create a collage on the changing face of Liverpool, from the Victorian Era until the present day. But then I… Continue reading Andrew Madden, Board Game Antics
My seminar yesterday considered the objective and subjective position of the historian. At the end of class I asked students to write down one question they thought was important to ask me to understand my identity as a historian. Most of the questions they asked focused on class and politics. But below also illustrates some… Continue reading Will the real historian please stand up….
I recently wrote a post for Historylab+ giving advice to ECRs on how to cope with short-term contracts. If you haven’t read it do check it out. You can find it here. What readers of this blog post won’t know is that at the time it was published I was experiencing a technology hiccup. My external hard drive… Continue reading BACK UP & A BIG thank-you…