I’m excited to announce the launch of our project website to accompany the AHRC funded project ‘The First World War in the Classroom: Teaching and the Construction of Cultural Memory‘ which is part of their ‘Care for the Future’ theme. Take a moment to have a look around – and read our post-symposium report.
I’m very honoured to have been nominated by my students for the ‘Innovative Teaching’ award, 2013. I’m humbled; and delighted that my experimentation in teaching is warmly received by my students. I’m going to enjoy what looks to be a very posh evening, thank you!
A unique symposium that brought secondary school teachers and academics in English and History took place at the IHR, London between 18th and 19th February 2013, organised by myself and Dr Ann-Marie Einhaus (Northumbria). This was the launch event of their AHRC exploratory award ‘The First World War in the Classroom’ which runs until November 2013. Almost 50 delegates from across the UK engaged in a dialogue about their experiences of teaching the First World War and the implications of the forthcoming centenary on their practice. Along with teachers and academics, delegates represented Education Studies, museum learning and outreach, and exam boards. The event was kindly supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Royal Historical Society, the English Association and the Historical Association.
An essay I wrote, published in the November edition of Historically Speaking, has been awarded the Jack Miller Center’s Prize for the best essay accepted for publication in Historically Speaking during 2012 in the area of military/diplomatic history. It is entitled, “Popular History and Myth-Making: The Role and Responsibility of First World War Historians in the Centenary Commemorations, 2014-2018”. I’m very grateful for this recognition of my work!
I’m delighted to have been selected for the AHRC/BBC collaborative workshop on the First World War held at BBC TV Centre on 20th February. This was done via a competitive application and the final 12 are quite a line-up!
A link to the obituary of R.B. McDowell, who died in August, in The Guardian. I was lucky enough to receive the R.B. McDowell Ussher Fellowship 2003-2006, without which I would not have been able to undertake my doctoral research.
Follow this link to read more about the RHS Centenary Fellowship awarded to me in 2006.