2017 – Plenary: Working Together in Research and Teaching (IHR)

Working Together: Collaborating in Research and Teaching

Saturday November 4th, 2017 (poster downloadable here)

For many years, History UK plenaries have addressed  issues affecting the historical profession. This year’s theme explores how we collaborate and build networks. The speakers – Prof Pamela Cox (Chair of the Social History Society), Prof Chris Whitehead (Co-ordinator of the CoHERE project), Dr Angela McShane (Research Development Manager, Wellcome) and Dr Sara Wolfson (HUK) – will consider how we work together with other academics, research bodies, public organisations, and employers in our own research practice, in public engagement and in creating employability opportunities for our students.

The itinerary was as follows:

10.30: Coffee
11.00: Introduction
11.15: Prof Chris Whitehead (University of Newcastle, Co-ordinator of the CoHERE Project): ‘Honest Reflections on Collaborative Research with Museums and Heritage Organisations’ [for a summary of Chris’s talk, see here]
12.00: Dr. Angela McShane (Research Development Manager, Wellcome Collection): ‘A Historian in the Museum: Bridging the Divide’
12.45: Lunch
13.45: Prof Pamela Cox (University of Essex, Chair of the Social History Society): ‘Public History and Social Justice’
14.30: Dr Sara Wolfson (Canterbury Christ Church University, Steering Committee HUK): ‘Enhancing the Undergraduate History Curriculum Through Professional Collaboration: An Example from Canterbury Christ Church University’
15.30: Close
15.45: History UK Business Meeting (all welcome to attend; to end at 17.00)

Tickets cost £40 and include lunch. Advance tickets can be purchased using a credit or debit card via Eventbrite: (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-together-collaborating-in-research-and-teaching-tickets-37702182242). Alternatively, you can register now by emailing Sue Davison (Sue.Davison@sas.ac.uk) and then pay by cheque by post or on the day.