Category Archives: Project Papers

Papers delivered as part of the HEA Teaching Development Grant ‘Students as partners in online research collaboration and knowledge exchange’ awarded to Helen Rogers (Liverpool John Moores University) 2013-14

Blogging the Archives: ‘The Writing Lives Project’

By Tawny Whitfield On Sunday 23rd November, Kim Edwards Keates and I were invited to give a presentation at Gladstone's Library Victorian Studies Colloquium. Our discussion shared Helen Rogers’ ‘Blogging Beyond the Classroom’ project, which is an online forum for students and tutors to exchange ideas about the use of blogging as a teaching and learning … Continue Reading ››

History and Social Media: Using Blogging Beyond the Classroom

Sharing the challenges and rewards of teaching and learning through blogging, the presentation above accompanied a paper jointly delivered by Kim Edwards Keates and student presenters Victoria Hoffman, Elliot McGaffney and Jade Barber at the University of Glasgow’s workshop on Blogging for Historians (26 September 2014). The paper also features an account of the LJMU ‘Change … Continue Reading ››

‘Blogging for Historians’: Writing Lives and Jack Goring

I am Victoria Hoffman and currently I’m studying for an MRes in English Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University. I started blogging as an undergraduate on Helen Rogers’ Level 6 module, ‘Writing Lives: A Collaborative Research Project on Working-Class Autobiography’. I saw ‘Writing Lives’ as a good introduction to conducting an independent … Continue Reading ››

“Blogging For Historians” Workshop, University of Glasgow

Invited by the University of Glasgow to present at the ‘Blogging for Historians’ workshop (September 2014), LJMU students Jade Barber, Elliot McGaffney, and Victoria Hoffman shared their experiences of conducting original historical research by using online digital archives.

Elliot McGaffney Blogging


Here, Elliot introduces the new … Continue Reading ››

“Blogging For Historians” Workshop at the University of Glasgow

Invited by the University of Glasgow to present at the 'Blogging for Historians' workshop (September 2014), LJMU students Jade Barber, Elliot McGaffney, and Victoria Hoffman shared their experiences of conducting original historical research by using online digital archives. Reflecting on the various experiences of publishing this work online via blogging and social media, they also … Continue Reading ››

Blogging Beyond the Classroom: Students as Active Partners in Research and Public Engagement

Showcasing the work of LJMU students on two undergraduate English modules – ‘Writing Lives’ and ‘Prison Voices’ – in which students create a public website to disseminate their research via blogs and social media, the Prezi above accompanied a paper jointly delivered by Helen Rogers and student presenters John England, … Continue Reading ››

Going Public: Blogging and Student Online Research

Developing a public website to promote their research blogs, English students on the second year ‘Prison Voices’  module at Liverpool John Moores University share their experiences – the challenges and rewards – as student researchers and bloggers.

Featuring extracts from the undergraduate Research Evaluations posted on the ‘Prison Lives’ website, the … Continue Reading ››