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Corporeal Pedagogies: Using Collections for Research and Teaching

About the project

This project, with items from the Shefton Collection, works to cultivate innovative and collaborative research and teaching between the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences and Medical Sciences to investigate the value of interdisciplinary teaching and haptic learning for student engagement and development. The activities will result in a public exhibition at the Great North Museum, showcasing the project to a wider local, national and international audience.

The research-led workshops, which blend creative, critical and social pedagogies, offers a powerful learning opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students across Fine Art, Archaeology and Psychology. The workshops, which support key themes of the University’s Education Strategy, present students with the opportunity to co-create their learning experience through group encounters with a fourth-century BCE votive uterus from the Shefton Collection.

Funder: Catherine Cookson Foundation, Pioneer Award

Duration: 2021-2022

PI and further team:

  • Sally Waite (PI) - Classics and Ancient History, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Olivia Turner - Fine Art, School of Arts and Cultures

Further information: To learn more about the Great North Museum's archaeology collections, visit their website.