HIS42020 Disseminating History

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module facilitates graduate students in developing the skills required to disseminate their historical ideas and writing. The idea is that students design, organise and prepare for an MA conference, which will take place in week 12. After an initial two-hour session with the module co-ordinator graduate students will be divided into workshop groups. These groups will then meet with the module co-ordinator for four two-hour workshop sessions during the trimester (at times designated by the module co-ordinator). In these workshops students will discuss their thesis ideas for presentation at the end of module conference. Various tasks will be set by the module co-ordinator that must be completed during these workshops.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

a) develop organisational and presentation skills
b) develop communication and discussion skills via workshops
c) learn through peer review and teamwork
d) learn to develop and advertise an intellectual idea
e) develop an academic paper for public presentation
f) organise a conference

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Seminar (or Webinar)


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active/task-based learning; peer and group work; lectures; reflective learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: Images of Research and Explanatory Text (500 words) Unspecified n/a Graded No


Assignment: 250 word conference abstract Unspecified n/a Graded No


Assignment: Conference Paper & Powerpoint Presentation Unspecified n/a Graded No


Journal: Reflective journal Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be delivered via Brightspace for all submitted pieces of work and/or via face-to-face meetings with the module coordinator.