Storyville: Exploring narratives of learning and teaching, the 2nd annual HEA Arts and Humanities conference, 2013
Date: 29 May 2013 - 30 May 2013
Location/venue: Thistle Brighton, King's Road, Brighton, England, BN1 2GS
The Higher Education Academy’s second annual learning and teaching Arts and Humanities conference, ‘Storyville: Exploring narratives of learning and teaching’ will take place on 29 – 30 May 2013 in Brighton.
Stories

At the heart of the Arts and Humanities disciplines sit stories – stories which create and recreate worlds, distant and present, stories which inspire and engage, stories which grow imaginations and expand what is thinkable.
Stories are everywhere, and our second annual conference seeks to explore the intersections between narrative and learning and teaching by considering:
    the narratives of how we teach – our stories as educators;
    the narratives of how our students learn – travelogues from the student journey;
    the narratives we teach – our subjects and (inter)disciplinarity;
    the narratives we teach by – pedagogies and methodologies, academic identities, research-based teaching and teaching-based research;
    the narratives we teach within – policy, dominant media narratives, student expectations informed by Key Information Sets and the National Student Survey;
    the narratives we (co-)create – the impact of the Arts and Humanities, the experience and memories of our students, students as partners.
Creating, telling, sharing

As stories have the power to ‘reveal meaning without committing the error of defining it’ (Hannah Arendt) we welcome papers and workshop proposals on any aspect of teaching and learning in the Arts and Humanities within the broad theme of ‘narratives of learning and teaching’. Suggested forms, ‘genres’ and themes include:
    Choose your own adventure: Making students partners in learning and teaching;
    Short stories (and tall tales?): Tweeting your teaching; social presence through social media;
    Epic adventures: Gamifying learning and teaching;
    Westerns: Living on the frontiers of learning; conflicts and change;
    Cross-genre works: Negotiating disciplinary boundaries;
    Experimental forms: Designing learning experiences and curricula; the use of digital technologies;
    Archives, houses and museums: Telling the stories of public history;
    Anthologies: Working with student diversity;
    Prizes: Assessing creatively/creative assessment;
    Literary devices: Using metaphors and imagery in HE.
Who should attend?

Higher education teaching staff, Programme Leaders and Faculty Deans in Archaeology, Classics, Area Studies, Art and Design, Cinematics and Photography, Dance, Drama and Music, English, History, Journalism, Languages, Linguistics, Media and Communications, Philosophical and Religious Studies. We particularly welcome early career lecturers, and Graduate Teaching Assistants.