2019 – History New to Teaching (Manchester)

History New to Teaching Conference and Workshop

University of Manchester (Ellen Wilkinson Building)

Tuesday 10th September 2019

This free event is aimed at both early career historians (and others in the humanities) already in a higher education (HE) post and those already part-way through their postgraduate study, who are looking to enter the profession as a teacher and researcher.  In the past few years, a greater emphasis has been placed, by the government, HE institutions and students, on how academics deliver and demonstrate ‘teaching excellence’.  Consequently, one of the usual requirements for being appointed to a lectureship is an understanding of best practice in teaching, learning and assessment.  This is then followed up by a probationary requirement of achieving formal recognition through a teaching qualification and fellowship of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy).


Provisional Programme

9.30-10.00      Arrival, Registration and Tea/Coffee.

10.00-10.45       Welcome and Introduction: key themes and issues & Decoding the Discipline and Curriculum Design.

Peter D’Sena, IHR/University of Hertfordshire. [slides]


10.45-11.30     Modes of Teaching 1: teaching small groups – the seminar/workshop.

Jamie Wood, University of Lincoln. [slides]


11.30-11.45     Morning Tea/coffee

11.45-12.30     Modes of Teaching 2: assessment in history.

Lucie Matthew-Jones, Liverpool John Moores University. [slides + script]


12.30-13.00 Sandwich lunch provided.

13.00-13.45     Modes of Teaching 3: inserting digital into the undergraduate History curriculum.

Adam Crymble, University of Hertfordshire. [slides]


13.45-14.45     Building your Career and Job Applications (plus follow-on discussion). Catherine Armstrong, Loughborough University. [slides]

14.45-15.15     Closing Remarks: the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)   Open discussion.


Afterwards, all are welcome to carry on informal discussions and networking at a nearby pub/restaurant.

Times may be subject to slight variation.

This event is free to attend and has received generous sponsorship and support from the Royal Historical Society, History UK and the University of Manchester.

There may be some bursaries available, from History UK, for those travelling more than 100 miles by train to attend this event. Please contact the organiser for information.