Facebooking the past

This post was written in 2013 for Profhacker. It is no longer on their site. I have published the draft I sent here before editorial interventions. As we start to think about community building in the classroom and how to use digital resources imaginatively, I thought I would share this example. Digital databases have provided… Continue reading Facebooking the past

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Billie-Gina Thomason, Creating a Diary of Thomas Son

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

Laura Fitzpatrick, Slumming Account & the Middle-Class imagination

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

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

A Student Definition of ‘Public History’

Yesterday was the concluding session of my first year module ‘Making History II’, which, for the last thirteen weeks, has considered the representation and presentation of history in contemporary society. I introduced students to a wide variety of topics, including the role of history in public policy, education, TV, film, the heritage industry, museums, local… Continue reading A Student Definition of ‘Public History’