Reflections of a PGR on the EMC Teaching Scheme

Alex Riggs, University of Nottingham Alex Riggs is a second-year PhD student researching politics and ideas of the American left, c. 1973-1988. In this blog, he reflects on his experience as a participant in the 2021/22 cohort of the EMC Training to Teach Workshops and the EMC PGR Mentoring Scheme. For every PGR historian, theContinue reading “Reflections of a PGR on the EMC Teaching Scheme”

Call for Contributions: Sustainability, Inclusivity, and the Future Directions of University History Degree Programmes

Deadline for Abstracts: 1st June 2022. The theme for this conference, which will be held virtually on 14th September 2022, is the strategic directions and the responses of the History professional community to the recent 2022 QAA History Subject Benchmark. Published in March 2022, the new Benchmark Statement combines both more traditional elements of aContinue reading “Call for Contributions: Sustainability, Inclusivity, and the Future Directions of University History Degree Programmes”

Post-Pandemic Pedagogy: Identifying Best Practice for History Teaching after Covid

Dr Marcus Collins (University of Loughborough) and Professor Jamie Wood (University of Lincoln) Universities are currently considering what teaching looks like after Covid and have explored teaching innovations necessitated by the pandemic. Less common, however, is an attempt to reconcile different perspectives of teachers and students. This project, initially funded by EMC and now alsoContinue reading “Post-Pandemic Pedagogy: Identifying Best Practice for History Teaching after Covid”

Food Sustainability and Security: Past, Present, and Future

Dr Carol Beardmore (De Montfort University) and Professor Steven King (Nottingham Trent) This project, supported with EMC seedcorn funding, is a day workshop bringing together historians from across the East Midlands, landowners, and policymakers to explore the theme ‘Food Sustainability and Security: Past, Present, and Future’. The workshop also involves undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and postgraduateContinue reading “Food Sustainability and Security: Past, Present, and Future”

The Study Group

Dr Joe Merton, University of Nottingham In this blog, Dr Joe Merton reflects on approaching group-based discussions and collaborative learning in an online learning environment. The problem One of the pleasures of university teaching is the opportunity we have to create distinct “communities of practice” in the classroom. Through group-based discussions of historiography and primaryContinue reading “The Study Group”