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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Promoting History
Module Code HY515
School 68
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: James Akpu
Semester 2: James Akpu
Autumn: James Akpu
Module TeachersSusan Hegarty
Marnie Hay
Grania Shanahan
James Akpu
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module enables students to gain practical experience in promoting historical research. They work collaboratively to organise and participate in an event at which student research papers are presented. Under the supervision of the module coordinator, students will be responsible for organising a one-day symposium on MA student research. This will include drafting a call for papers, submitting abstracts for papers, grouping abstracts into coherent sessions, producing a symposium programme and abstract booklet, chairing sessions, presenting research papers, engaging in critical conversation about the papers, and promoting the event online. Students also engage with and critique examples of how public history is promoted through exhibitions, documentaries, tours, websites, etc.

Learning Outcomes

1. LO1: Plan, organise and publicise an event to promote historical research.
2. LO2: Work collaboratively as part of an organisational team and independently as an emerging historian presenting research findings.
3. LO3: Summarise the content of their proposed research paper in an abstract.
4. LO4: Make an oral presentation of their research paper illustrated by PowerPoint slides.
5. LO5: Enhance their ability to present research findings to an audience of their peers.
6. LO6: Engage in supportive critical discussion of, and reflection upon, historical research.
7. LO7: Reflect on the various ways in which historical research can be promoted.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reflective journaln/a50%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MAHHMA in History

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