Case Study: Making History
Making History is a first-year core module for all history students. The module explores the practice of history through the research process, from primary sources to the presentation, dissemination, manipulation and consumption of historical interpretation. It encourages students to think critically about materials, scholarship and their own approach to academic work in different media.
The module convenor Dr Sarah Richardson presents the case study on the research-heavy module.
Case Study: Preparing for UG research
Gender, History & Politics in Britain, 1790-1939 is a second-year optional module. The module considers the theory and practice of women’s participation in British economic, social and political life. It employs a variety of sources (including novels, autobiography, political pamphlets and social investigations) to explore women’s and men’s engagement in public life.
The module convenor Dr Sarah Richardson presents the case study, explaining how the module prepares students for research in the future.
Case Study: A negotiated curriculum
This final-year Special Subject is an innovative module which involves the students in all aspects of the design and assessment. The syllabus is negotiated with both topics and primary sources selected at the start of the course in two workshop sessions. The aim is to immerse students in the reality of archival research from the very beginning of the module and to prepare them for their dissertation or assessed piece. The assessment may also be negotiated and take the form of an exhibition, play, website, multimedia resource, museum display, a conventional long essay, or any other form which is agreed by the department and the tutor.
Students' response to research in the curriculum