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Short Courses

An up to date list regarding the various short courses taking place around the country. 

Study Day on the History of the Home for Postgraduates and ECRs

02.05.18, V&A London

The Institute of Historical Research and the V&A are hosting a special ‘study day’ devised specifically for early career researchers and postgraduates studying the history of the home.

The morning session will bring scholars together to discuss approaches to researching the home. We’ll be joined by two specialist historians, Professor Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck) and Dr Serena Dyer (Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University), who’ll offer insights on the opportunities and challenges of the archive. This is an informal, collaborative session intended to provide a space for ECRs to exchange ideas and advice. The afternoon session will comprise a tour of the V&A's new furniture gallery, led by its curator Nick Humphrey.

This event is free and tea/coffee will be served at the IHR. Places on the IHR / V&A study day are limited to 24 people, reserved for Early Career Researchers of domestic life and design (i.e. MA and doctoral students, plus postdoctoral researchers who received their PhD within the last 3 years).

Structure of the day:

  • 10:30 - 13:00: IHR Wolfson Conference Suite
  • 13:00: Travel to the V & A Museum
  • 15:00 -16:30: V & A Furniture Gallery Tour
  • 16:30: Day ends

To book your place on this unique study day, visit the website:

Roman-Period Pottery, Brick & Tile Found in Sussex

19.05.18, 10am-4pm, Sussex

A joint Whiteway Centre and Sussex School of Archaeology Study Day at Rottingdean. Tutor: Gordon Hayden M.A. Gordon is a member of the Study Group for Roman Pottery. Teaching will be a combination of powerpoint presentations and object handling.
Fee: £25. To book please email OR phone 07913 753493.

Year 12 Arts and Humanities Summer Residential

02.07.18 - 06.07.18, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Pembroke is excited to be hosting their first Summer Residential in 2018 for students in year 12 who are considering studying a course within the arts or humanities. This residential will provide successful applicants with the opportunity to explore a number of subjects in more depth, as well as get a taste of life at Cambridge, stay in College owned accommodation and meet current students and staff.

Applications are open via their website until Monday 14 May 2018.

Any questions regarding this event can be sent to Kathryn Dillon at

If you have any questions, or need further information about events the college run, visit the website here.

International Summer Programmes at the University of Cambridge

08.07.18 – 18.08.18, Cambridge 

Over 180 courses make up the open-access programmes: Ancient and Classical Worlds, Creative Writing, Art and Visual Culture, History, Interdisciplinary, Literature, Medieval Studies, Science and Shakespeare. We also offer an English Law and Legal Methods Programme designed primarily for lawyers and law students. 

The programmes are taught at undergraduate level and attract adults of all ages, from over 55 different countries. Around 50% of participants are current undergraduate or graduate students, and around 50% of all participants are aged 30+.

The Art and Visual Culture Programme is new for 2018. We will also be offering a Pre-University programme for 16-18-year-olds combining lectures, study-skills sessions and supervision. The Pre-University Programme will be held at Fitzwilliam College.

Applications open in December if you would like any more information please visit

MANCENT: The Manchester Continuing Education Network

Various dates throughout the year
The Manchester Continuing Education Network (MANCENT), is a loose network of independent lecturers and students with a firm belief that Continuing Education at a high level should be available to all who want it. A wide range of courses are available at:

Oxford University Department for Continuing Education Heritage Practice Courses

Oxford University Department for Continuing Education’s new programme of short courses for the historic environment is now underway for 2018 at Rewley House.

For full details of all courses please visit the website.

These short practical courses are designed to provide training in key skills, grounded in everyday working experience, for all in the professional and voluntary sectors. They are endorsed by CIfA, the IHBC, the Archaeology Training Forum and FAME and are developed in conjunction with leading heritage practices. Courses are linked to the National Occupational Standards for Archaeology and for Town Planning, Conservation and Building Control.

Archaeology day courses with Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Various dates

Canterbury Archaeological Trust are offering a variety of day courses for anyone with a passion for archaeology. These range from a study of specific time periods (Prehistory, Roman, and Medieval) to archaeological techniques (report writing, environmental sampling, desk-based assessments). The courses are conducted by our own members of staff and there is plenty of opportunity to get hands on with material we have in our archive. 

We are also offering a series of evening lectures on the history of Canterbury from Prehistory to the present day. 

For more details please visit the website.

War Memorial Project Workshops. 

Various dates.

Free workshops for volunteers to consider how to identify and record the conditions of war memorials, and the steps that can be taken to conserve them for the future.

For more information, see their website


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