Other events and conferences

Shakespeare Teachers' Conversation

A hundred people from all over the world joined the recent 'Teaching Anti-Racism through Shakespeare' Shakespeare Teachers' Conversation, which featured Ayanna Thompson (Arizona State University) and Laura Turchi (University of Houston).  They discussed the importance of addressing race and identity in Shakespeare courses and also talked about learning conditions in the pandemic. The event was organised by Gill Woods (Birkbeck, University of London).

Watch a recording of this event and follow along on Twitter at #ShakeRace.

Shakespeare Teachers' Conversation

29 May 2020

We're delighted that two of our very own Fellows - Jenny Stevens and Gill Woods - have organised the first online Shakespeare Teachers' Conversation, to take place at 10am GMT on Friday 29th May.  Liam Semler (University of Sydney) and Jenny Stevens (English Association) will discuss teaching in our socially distanced moment.  They'll be talking about teaching without a final examination, performance-led approaches, the gift of education, and #ShaxRedrawn.  Anyone teaching Shakespeare at any level is very welcome!

Watch a recording of this event

OCR English Conference

22 March 2019 - Cambridge

Join us on Friday 22 March, Cambridge, for a day of invaluable CPD. Aimed at both GCSE and A Level English teachers, the event is timed to maximise benefits ahead of next summer’s exams.

Find out more...

ECA Survival Summit

17-18 November 2018 - Cardiff University

This two-day summit at Cardiff University will combine live podcasts, roundtable discussions and skills-based workshops with the aim of opening up a dialogue around how we can better serve ECAs

Up to 50 travel bursaries to be provided to ECAs through the generous funding of the British Academy


Thinking Big: New Ambitions for English and the Humanities

18-19th January 2018 - Senate House, London

The Institute of English Studies in partnership with the School of English, Newcastle University is pleased to announce Thinking Big: New Ambitions for English and the Humanities

Humanities research is developing at a new scale and in new directions, requiring us to ‘think bigger’ (and differently) than before. How is English as a discipline adapting to these changes?

This two-day conference explores changes in English as a discipline, focussing on five strands: partnership working, public engagement, interdisciplinarity, digital innovation, and the international context for humanities research. Convenors for each strand include Professor Dinah Birch (Liverpool), Professor Sarah Churchwell (School of Advanced Study), Professor Rick Rylance (School of Advanced Study), Professor Martin Eve (Birkbeck), and Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge (UEA).

The conference will provide ample time for provocation, discussion, and feedback. To learn more and to register, follow this link

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