History in a tin: What's its value?

Ref: C3529320

What historians us in their work is not so much sources but traces, fragments of the past that have been left behind. This workshop will look at a small personal archive found in a tin. It is material that became a research project by accident. We will look at the materials, see if we can put together a story and look at some of the ways we may be able to find out more about it. there will be a break for coffee and cake part way through the morning.

Course aim

To look at a small personal archive found in a tin that became a research project by accident.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Be able to put together a story based on a small fragment of evidence
  • Have an understanding of some of the ways that research can be done
  • Discuss whether this kind of research has any value
  • Consider how and if this type of material should be kept and used

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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History in a tin: What's its value?

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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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