The Open Education Series (OES) is looking for students to organize a session for the 2015-2016 year. The OES, now in its second year, is a series aimed at providing students space to organize lectures, seminars and panels on topics important to marginalized communities in Britain that have been excluded from Eurocentric university curriculums. Each session will be accompanied by an archival exhibition using the resources available at the MRC on a topic related to the event. While the OES is supported by the Modern Records Centre and representatives from different departments, each session is organized by students for students. In this way, the OES will act as a learning space for students interested in conversations on how we might effect change to our universities and society.
As a student organizer, you will be in charge of;
- arranging a guest speaker(s) to give a talk, lecture or panel (upon approval of the OES committee)
- working with the MRC to curate an exhibition using archival materials related to the talk. These materials will be put on display as part of the lecture/seminar/panel event.
- working with the OES to advertise the event
The OES will set a budget for the event and cover all approved cost. All events are free of charge and open to the public.
WHAT KINDS OF TOPICS CAN I PROPOSE?
This is really up to you! The event can be on any topic absent or rarely found in the university curriculum.
Past sessions included;
- “Why is My Curriculum White?”
- Crossing Borders: Experiences of Immigration in Britain'
By Any Means Necessary? : Questioning Ideas of Militancy in the Civil Rights Struggle
- Inquilab Zindabad: Resisting the British Raj in India
For full details on last year's events, see past events.
Some example of topics;
- Feminism and intersectionalism
- Histories of the Black Experience
- Caste, Class, and Race
- Disability histories
- Indigeneity and Struggles over Land
- Where is the place for Black scholars in the curriculum?
- Sport and the Racialised Body
- Queer Theory
- LGBTUA+ histories
- Immigration, migration, refugees and displacement
- Mixed-race politics
IS THIS OPEN TO ANY WARWICK STUDENT?
Yes! It doesn't matter what year or department you are in, as long as you are a Warwick student you can submit a proposal.
DO I HAVE TO ORGANIZE THE EVENT ALONE?
No. While there should be one primary organizer (contact) for each event, a group can work together to organize an event. You will also receive support from the OES committee.
PROPOSAL DUE DATE: End of Term One
For more information on the Open Education Series please contact the Archive and Education Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: "OES"