Tackling Contemporary Challenges in History Teaching – Call for Contributions and Ideas

We’re delighted to announce that the History team at Northampton has just been awarded the 2022-24 stewardship of the East Midland’s Centre for History Teaching and Learning!

Our first event in September 2022 will be an online conference and workshop on two of the most pressing issues of our time: sustainability and inclusivity.

And we want you to get involved!

We’re looking for contributions and ideas for panels at this exciting one-day online event. The event has been inspired by the publication of the UN’s Goals for Sustainable Development in education and society, and by new History Subject Benchmark Statement, which outlines the expectations and requirements of a university History degree.

We welcome ideas and contributions from undergraduate students, postgraduate students, early career researchers and established History academics from across the East Midlands. We especially would like to hear from students about your experiences and interests in sustainability and inclusivity in History education.

Potential themes could include:

  • Teaching and learning sustainability in Humanities subjects (English, Creative Writing, History)
  • Decolonization of History curricula and teaching
  • Inclusive teaching practices
  • Class in the History classroom
  • Employability, careers learning, and working with graduates and employers

This list is indicative. We welcome enquires from across East Midlands institutions about potential panels or subjects. 

We’re open to different ways of presenting or sharing ideas. You could suggest a poster, a round-table discussion topic, a debate area, a TED-style Talk or a more formal presentation.

See the dedicated Northampton webpage for more information and to submit ideas.

We look forward to hearing from you!

What is the East Midland’s Centre for History Teaching and Learning?

The East Midlands Centre for History Teaching and Learning (EMC) is a regional collaborative organisation, focused on sharing ideas and best practice in History teaching in universities. It acts as a hub for university historians, heritage teaching and HE education professionals seeking to improve their practice and learn new skills.

Events, training and a mentoring scheme are available along with a small seed-corn funding research programme.

The Northampton Centre for Historical Studies will host the EMC from August 2022 until September 2024.

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