The University of Sheffield History Teacher Conference

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Tuesday 17 June, 9am-4pm

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


The Department of History warmly invites you to a conference for teachers of History at A Level. This unique opportunity will give you the chance to meet professors and lecturers from the University of Sheffield, to refresh your subject knowledge and to learn how we've developed our teaching in recent years. We are pleased to welcome the AQA Chair for A-Level History who will be speaking on the subject of 'The New A Level History'.

You will receive a certificate of attendance to recognise the contribution this activity makes towards your continuing professional development.

The conference is free to attend and lunch and refreshments are also provided.

This year, for the first time, we are also running a 'Teaching Archaeology and Classical Civilisation at A level' teacher conference, taking place on the same day. History attendees have the option to select sessions from both conference schedules, creating a bespoke programme to fit your particular areas of interest. (You will be presented with the options from both programmes at the point of completing the online registration form).

  Click on the title of the talk (below) to download the presentation.


Time Schedule
09:00-09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30-09:45 Welcome

Session 1

Option 1: Recent research on Stalin's Russia – Dr Miriam Dobson
Option 2: Recent research on Trends in Early Modern Historiography – Professor Phil Withington


Session 2

Option 1: Recent research on the history of twentieth-century Britain (popular press and political culture – Dr Adrian Bingham
Option 2: Recent research on the American Civil Rights movement – Dr Andrew Heath


Session 3

Option 1: Online resources for history teachers – Dr Andrew Heath
Option 2: Televising history – Dr Catherine Fletcher

12:15-13:15 Lunch

Session 4

Roy Whittle, OBE (Chair of AQA examiners for History): The new A Level History


Session 5

Option 1: Recent research on Germany 1900 - 1945 – Professor Bob Moore / Dr Julia Moses
Option 2: Recent research on the Spanish Civil War – Professor Mary Vincent

15:05-15:50 Round table: preparing students for a degree in History
15:50-16:00 Evaluations and close

Download a PDF version (PDF, 49KB)



We regret to inform you that we have reached capacity for the 'Teaching History at A level' teacher conference on Tuesday 17 June 2014, therefore registrations are now closed. However, if you would like to add your details in the form below we can put you on a waiting list and if any additional places become available we will notify you. We can also keep your details and inform you of next year's conference as soon as the date has been set, if you wish. Thank you for your interest.

Waiting list form

For further information please email: Linda Billam, Schools' Outreach Support Officer, Faculty of Arts and Humanities:


If you require overnight accommodation, rooms are available at £44 per person for bed and breakfast in a single room, subject to availability.

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