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 Laura Fitzpatrick. Laura has recently graduated from Liverpool John Moores where she completed a dissertation on the Victorian circus and freak show performer. From next year she will be joining the University of Manchester where she plans to research disability, lesiure and performance in the 19th and 20th Centuries. She blogs here: lauralouisefitz.wordpress.com During the… Continue reading Laura Fitzpatrick, Slumming Account & the Middle-Class imagination
I haven’t as yet posted anything on this blog about classroom exercises I’ve developed over the years. With that in mind, I thought that I would share this one with you; partly because it’s one of my favourites and also because it’s great fun. Of course, it’s a useful way of showcasing the digital resources our libaries pay a… Continue reading Teaching Las Vegas style!
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
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….