Year 12 History and Archaeology Taster Day

Monday 24 June 2019, 9:30am-3:00pm

Venue: Humanities Research Institute (HRI), 34 Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY

Our Departments of Archaeology and History invite Year 12 students to a free 'Discover History and Archaeology Day', taking place here at the University of Sheffield on Monday 24 June - full programme details are below. The event is designed to give students a taste of what university-level study in the two subjects is like. Following a brief introduction, participants will select from a menu of seminar sessions led by PhD students from the two departments. Later in the day they will also get to meet current History and Archaeology undergraduates and hear more about what it's like to study these subjects at university. Archaeology may be a new subject to many students - this day will give you an opportunity to find out more about this interesting discipline.

Time Schedule
9.30 – 10am Registration & refreshments – HRI atrium
10 – 10.15am Welcome to the Departments of History and Archaeology - an introduction to the Departments, outlining the different disciplinary areas and the advantages of studying History and Archaeology at University.
10.15 – 11.20am

Workshop Session 1  
Choose one option on the day  

Laura Alston – How to Access and Analyze Primary Sources from the Archives
Cait Scott - Medieval Pottery

11.15– 11.20am Room change time, comfort break
11.20 – 12.15pm

Workshop Session 2
Choose one option on the day 

Mabel Winter – A History of Intoxication
Tamsyn Fraser – An Introduction to Zooarchaeology

12.20- 1.00pm Campus Tour
1.00–1.30pm Lunch break 
1.30 – 2.30pm

Workshop Session 3

Choose one option on the day 

Hannah Parker – Social Life and Collective Housing After the Russian Revolution

2.30-2.45pm Q&A with Current History and Archaeology Students
2.45-3.00pm Evaluation and summary
3.00pm Departure from the Humanities Research Institute


This event is open to Y12 students interested in studying History and/or Archaeology at University.
To book, please complete this registration form 
Students can book places individually and we also accept group bookings (for a maximum of 10 x places per school/ college) from teachers. For group bookings - we can accept one accompanying teacher per group, but we are equally happy for pupils to attend unaccompanied.

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We expect participants to engage with the full programme of events, from the 9.30am start until 3.00pm close and ask that you make your travel arrangements around these times.

The event will take place in the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), 34 Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY, a short walk from public transport links on West Street and Glossop Road and from the University Supertram stop on Upper Hanover Street. A campus map is available at here 

Please note: the event follows a very different format to an Open Day and will not involve a full 'recruitment pitch'. Students considering applying to study Archaeology and/or History should seek to attend Open Days in addition. Book your place here 

Registration deadline: Monday 17 June 2019

For further information please email: Edward Poole, Outreach Activities Officer – Faculty of Arts and Humanities: