Anne Gerritsen is a lecturer in the Department of History at Warwick University. She has just completed a monograph on literati and the local in Song-Yuan-Ming China. Her next project, focused on ceramics from Jingdezhen, combines her interest in local culture in southern China with global trade and cultural connections. She is also involved in the mainly European network for scholars interested in women and gender within Chinese studies (Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network).
Reinventing Galleons: Researching Global Connections
The main aim of this project is to make the students enrolled on the innovative second-year History module, Galleons and Caravans, active participants in the research of global connections in the early modern world. To achieve this, we have the following objectives in mind: to foster a learning context where staff and students work together as active partners in the research process; and to collaborate in the production of research-based learning materials. The seminars will be designed around small collaborative research projects, which will have as their aim the gathering of textual and visual materials. These learning materials will include online module guidance, an online exhibition, and a textbook with a matching online sourcebook.