CFP: Teaching and Learning with Visual Sources

Editors note: This is an archived blog post from 24/11/2009.

This one-day workshop will enable lecturers to share information and good practice on the most effective use of visual sources in the humanities at university. Presentations confirmed so far explain the Newsfilm Online project and the work of the British Universities Film and Video Council. We are now looking for further papers from educators in the humanities about ways of using visual sources to help learners understand about the past. We welcome proposals from post-graduate students and early career tutors. Full expenses are available to contributors, including an overnight stay in Manchester if needed. Papers linking content with skills are particularly welcome, on topics such as:

– Good practice: what works – and what doesn’t?

– Using art with non-specialists.

– TV history: strengths and pitfalls.

– Practical and copyright issues.

– Developing visual literacy.

– What is the student experience?

– Postgraduate and early-career tutor experiences.

Individual papers could vary from a 30-minute session to a 10-minute

demonstration of a source or technique.

Please send your proposal (max. 250-words) to by Friday 4 December 2009.

Please email Dr Robert Poole, School of Humanities, University of Cumbria:, or Dr Max Jones, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, if you have any queries or would like to discuss your proposal.


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