The Roehampton Campus Project: Using campus, collections and memories of the university as a learning and teaching resource for Humanities students

Charlotte Behr, Sonya Nevin

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    Abstract

    In this article we present a newly developed undergraduate module that is taught in the Humanities Department of the University of Roehampton. Campus and university themselves are the topics of the module. The module provides an opportunity for the students to engage academically with their environment. They study not only many interesting stories related to the campus, its buildings and artworks and the history(ies) of the university and its constituent colleges, they also explore their historical contexts. They have the rare chance to engage with original artefacts and archival materials directly unmediated by editorial and scholarly work. For their assignments the students conduct research projects that are based on the resources of campus and university. They are required to present the results of their research in a public forum to provide them, early in their university studies, with experience of public engagement.


    © 2018, SAGE Publications. The attached document (embargoed until 19/02/2019) is an author produced version of a paper published in Arts and Humanities in Higher Education uploaded in accordance with the publisher’s self- archiving policy. The final published version (version of record) is available online at the link below. Some minor differences between this version and the final published version may remain. We suggest you refer to the final published version should you wish to cite from it.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalArts and Humanities in Higher Education
    Volume17
    Early online date19 Feb 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Feb 2018

    Keywords

    • Campus resources, employability, pedagogy, history, material culture, classical reception, history of education, historiography, research methods, student research, university archives, public engagement

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