History events at the IHR

Teaching History in Higher Education

08 September 2015, 09:30 - 09 September 2015 18:00

Event Type: Conference / Symposium


Confirmed keynote speakers:

Dr Mike Maddison (OFSTED’s National Lead for History)
Professor Maggie Andrews (University of Worcester)


A recent analysis of ‘history teaching at its best’ in universities (Booth, 2014) has presented us with a clear picture of the issues we face as historians and an indication of some of the ways in which our discipline can engage, in broad terms, with the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).  There are many challenges.  How can we best enhance and support both the student and staff experience using research-informed teaching?  How can we use pedagogic research, theory and innovations in order to engage learners, at all levels?  How can we make sense of and manage change in higher education without sacrificing academic quality and identity?  How can we teach not only our discipline, but also across, into and within others?  How do we support students through critical transition points and intellectual thresholds? 

In addressing these questions and others, this conference will explore theory and practices in teaching, learning and assessment in critical areas such as public history education; the use of digital and other new technologies; the relationship between school and university history; pedagogic theory, practice and the student experience; ethical dimensions and the teaching of ‘controversial’ subjects; learning outside the classroom; employability and work-based learning; policy, policy-makers and strategy. Papers, workshops and round table discussions will provide opportunities to disseminate and showcase evidence-informed practise from the higher education sector, facilitate discussion and debate and provide networking opportunities for participants.

Confirmed keynote
OFSTED’s National Lead for History, Dr Mike Maddison, has been confirmed as the first of our two keynote speakers. 

Registration is now open.  To register for the event please click here.

Postgraduate and ‘early career’ bursaries:
There will be some money set aside for postgraduate and early career (within the first two years of appointment) bursaries, to assist attendance.

Conference dinner:
A conference dinner will be held at a nearby restaurant, with the cost to be confirmed at the time of registration.  

Contact emails:
For general enquiries about the conference venue, please contact Gemma Dormer, Events Officer at the IHR: IHR.Events@sas.ac.uk

For history-related and bursary enquiries, please contact Peter D’Sena, Senior Research Fellow at the IHR: Peter.D'Sena@sas.ac.uk  

Provisional conference programme is now available here.


Venue: Wolfson Conference Suite

Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU 

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