Oxford History Teachers Network

2nd July 2019 : 09:00 - 16:00

Category: Workshop

Speaker: Joanna Innes, Mark Philp & Kate Astbury, Katie Hall, Chelsey David

Location: Magdalen College, Summer Common Room

Convener: Jason Todd

Free CPD to support subject development and teaching of the Age of Revolutions: Embedding intent, implementation and impact

This event is in partnership with Magdalen College and The Historical Association and open to all local history teachers.

Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

To reserve your place please email Jason Todd at: jason.todd@education.ox.ac.uk- with ‘OHTN’ subject header. Stating name(s) and dietary requirements- lunch is provided.

Event programme

9 – 9.30 Registration

9.30 – 10.30 ‘Talkin ’bout a revolution

Professor Joanna Innes  (Somerville, Oxford)

Joanna Innes was from 1990-2000, co-editor of the journal Past and Present. She has contributed to the revitalisation of eighteenth-century British history and is an expert on the changing attitudes to and practices associated with democracy. Her interests and commitment to collaboration have extended to work on Latin America and the Caribbean.

(HA members welcome)

11 – 12 ‘To the barricades: restoration, resistance and rebellion.’

Professor Mark Philp & Professor Kate Astbury (Warwick University)

Mark co-directs with Joanna ‘Re-imagining Democracy 1750-1850’ see www.re-imaginingdemocracy.com. Kate works on the history of French theatre and caricature. They worked together to create the https://www.100days.eu website charting the return to power of Napoleon in 1815.  In this session they will highlight the work of a new online project ‘to the barricades’. This project will host national timelines with key events and occasions, worked up with objects, pictures, manuscripts and songs, to present the (re-)emergence of protest and contestation in the UK and the restored states of Europe.

12 – 1.15 Let them eat Lunch (courtesy of Magdalen College) and chance to network

1.15 – 4 ‘Refreshing the Age of Revolutions: taking scholarship into the classroom.’

Katie Hall, Education consultant and author
Chelsey David, HA Teacher Fellow and
Humanities Coordinator D‘Overbroeck’s College

This session will be packed full of teaching ideas for topics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that you might have missed at Key Stage 3, 4 or 5. It will also focus on the power of giving classroom teachers time to improve their subject knowledge of a period and the results of engaging with recent historical scholarship. Katie and Chelsey have both been involved in the recent Age of Revolutions Teacher Fellowship & will share their findings and resources, as well as advice for anyone who would like to be involved in one of the upcoming Historical Association Teacher Fellowships.


In 2019, the University of Oxford’s Department of Education celebrates the 100th year since the passing of a statute creating what was known in 1919 as the University Department for the Training of Teachers. To celebrate our centenary a year-long series of activities will be delivered to address some of the department’s top initiatives for 2019, answer some of the big questions facing education today and to reveal the advancements the department has made to the study of and research in the field of education. Join us as we mark our 100th year and discover more about our anniversary here.

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