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British historian to talk about state of history scholarship, education

LEARN NC will host a talk on March 20 by British historian Ben Walsh who will examine the state of history scholarship and education in the digital age.

Walsh, who is the deputy president of the Historical Association of the United Kingdom, has been heavily involved in the development of the new history curriculum in England.

Walsh has a longstanding interest in the use of technology in history teaching and the ways in which scholars and teachers make use of it to affect learning. The main focus of his research is to study how students feel about the relevance of history to them and which approaches motivate them in the history classroom.

The audience for Walsh’s talk will include pre- and in-service educators, university faculty, and educational organization content experts. All School of Education faculty and graduate students with an interest in this work are invited to attend to talk.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will be held at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence (CCEE) in Room C100. The CCEE is located on Seawell School Road, adjoining Smith Middle School. Coffee and bagels will be served. Directions can be found here.

Registration is encouraged:

Walsh also will be participating in a TwitterChat hosted by LEARN NC from 11 a.m. to noon: #LEARNchat

Please direct any questions to Andy Mink, director of LEARN NC, at