Event at the Newsam Library and Archives

The Library and Archives are holding a one day event on Wednesday 6th February to encourage people learn more about our teaching resources and the day will feature a talk about the NUWT archive and how it can be used in teaching and research.

Covering subjects from using textbooks for propaganda in Germany in the 1930s to creating controversy by debating history in the 1970s the day aims to open up the library’s collections to help new and existing users with their own teaching and research.

The day will feature talks by Dr Toby Simpson of the Wiener Library on the content of German textbooks prior to the Second World War, and Bernard Barker, a history teacher who developed teaching resources to encourage debate amongst pupils and created a controversy in the media by doing so.

The IOE’s Librarians and Archivists will be on hand to provide information and guidance on the our collections with ideas on how these historical collections can be used in new ways. There will also be presentations by two IOE PhD students who are currently using library and archive collections for their research.

Full programme:

10.00 – 10.30 Becky Webster Welcome and introduction to collections held by the Library and Archives
10.30 – 11.30 Dr Toby Simpson How were German children taught Nazi values? The use of textbooks as propaganda, 1933-1945 (talk followed by   questions)
11.30–12.00 Nazlin Bhimani Research and the historical textbooks   collection at the IOE
12.00–12.30 Antony Daws The Inner London Education Authority as an educational publisher. (followed by questions for Nazlin & Antony)
12.40–13.30 LUNCH (bring your own)
13. 30–14.30 Bernard Barker History Teaching & Controversy in the   1970s (talk followed by questions)


Alice Kirke (MPhil/PhD student) ‘Fresh air and morality’: landscape and environment in the history of education (talk followed by questions)

Sean Curran (MPhil/PhD student) A feminine touch: the potential for   using women’s collections for outreach, with reference to the NUWT collection in the IOE Archives (talk followed by questions)

15.30–16.00 Archive and Special Collection showcase

For further information, or to book your place, please contact Rebecca Webster : rebecca.webster@ioe.ac.uk



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