"Votes for Women!": Life and Work for Women in Twentieth Century Britain (public history module)

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Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 05 October 2017
Friday 15 December 2017


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Module description

In this module we examine the developments and changes in women's life and work over the twentieth century with a particular focus on the first British women gaining the right to vote in 1918. In cooperation with Essex museums and their aim to showcase women's achievements over the last 100, we explore how women have been represented in museums and films and if their voices have been heard. Political participation as well as the workplace will be key areas of the module. This module allows students to gain new understanding of a key historical moment in the context of a practical project with Essex Museums.

Students will have the chance to help decide the final output in discussion with Essex Museums staff. Students will be fully supported and guided by academic tutors and professional staff from the museums sector.

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Learning and teaching methods

Lectures and seminars.


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Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Essay (2000 words)    40% 
Coursework   Blog post plus two comments     20% 
Coursework   Final output (2000 words)    20% 
Practical   Group presentation    20% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Nadine Rossol, email:
Dr Nadine Rossol
Belinda Waterman, Department of History, 01206 872313



External examiner

Prof Helen Jane Laville
The Manchester Metropolitan University
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education)
Available via Moodle
Of 22 hours, 16 (72.7%) hours available to students:
6 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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