Poetry, Sweets and Bart Simpson: Reflections from the 2014 NATE Conference

Last week half of the Education Enhancement team headed towards Bristol for the annual National Association for the Teaching of English conference (NATE). Whilst there we led a colourful stand to showcase Oxford’s free online teaching resources as part of the Great Writers Inspire, First World War … Continue reading

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The sandwich and the assassination that sparked the First World War

As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914, take a tour of these superb open educational resources gathered by the University of Oxford – Beyond the Archduke: the First World War by Kate … Continue reading

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Meeting the Thames Valley Country House Partnership

On June 24th we had the opportunity to see more of the interesting work done by the Thames Valley Country House Partnership. The Partnership, which aims to create links between the University of Oxford and country houses in the Thames … Continue reading

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Have you got a ‘citizen humanities’ crowdsourcing idea for the Zooniverse?

The Constructing Scientific Communities project, part of the AHRC’s Science in Culture theme, is inviting proposals for citizen science or ‘citizen humanities’ projects to be developed as part of the Zooniverse.org platform. Proposals are welcome from researchers whose work would benefit from … Continue reading

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OxTALENT 2014: one week after the red carpet

This year’s OxTALENT competition was the first to be co-ordinated* by EET as part of one of our core activities: supporting innovative teaching and learning with digital technologies through sharing ideas and examples of creative practice. The competition is now … Continue reading

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Outreach to our colleagues in IT Services

A suggestion that we might put printed copies of our case studies of innovative practice with IT on a table at today’s IT Services annual staff day turned into something altogether more ambitious. Our aim was to familiarise colleagues – … Continue reading

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Stories from a British Library book launch

Last night Baroness Blackstone, chair of the British Library, launched as part of their new exhibition Jackie Storer’s book ‘Hidden Stories of the First World War‘, published by the British Library: Fascinating insights into everyday lives in WW1: In ‘Hidden Stories of … Continue reading

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Enduring war exhibition at the British Library

Last night was the launch of the new Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour exhibition at the British Library. In only a very small set of objects from the Library’s collections you follow the history and experience of the First World War. … Continue reading

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Never again at The Cartoon Museum

This month the Cartoon Museum in London launched its fascinating Never Again! World War I in Cartoon and Comic Art exhibition (supported by the AHRC and the University of Lincoln) and programme of talks. The launch was a wonderful opportunity to preview the … Continue reading

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Again, grit and humour exhibited

The anniversaries of the centenary of the First World War race towards us, and so do the new exhibitions and books. We have been privileged to be involved in digital projects around teaching and researching the history and the literature and … Continue reading

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