Storyville: Exploring narratives of learning and teaching, the 2nd annual HEA Arts and Humanities co (Storyville-13)

Venue: Thistle Brighton

Location: Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 29, 2013 / 10:00 am - (GMT) End Date/Time: May 30, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (GMT)
Registration Date: May 13, 2013 Time: 17:00:00(GMT)
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 21, 2012 Time: 17:00:00(GMT)
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At the heart of the Arts and Humanities disciplines sit stories – stories which create and recreate worlds, distant and present, stories which inspire and engage, stories which grow imaginations and expand what is thinkable.

The conference will consider: 

  • the narratives of how we teach - our stories as educators;
  • the narratives of how our students learn - travelogues from the student journey;
  • the narratives we teach - our subjects and (inter)disciplinarity;
  • the narratives we teach by - pedagogies and methodologies, academic identities, research-based teaching and teaching-based research;
  • the narratives we teach within - policy, dominant media narratives, student expections;
  • the narratives we (co-)create - the impact of the Arts and Humanities, the experience and memories of our students, students as partners.

Call: Creating, telling, sharing 

As stories have the power to ‘reveal meaning without committing the error of defining it’ (Hannah Arendt) we welcome papers and workshop proposals on any aspect of teaching and learning in the Arts and Humanities within the broad theme of ‘narratives of learning and teaching’. We have six categories of submission including posters, papers, workshops and wildcards - with sessions lasting between 15 minutes and 3 hours.

Who should attend

Higher education teaching staff, Programme Leaders and Faculty Deans in Archaeology, Classics, Area Studies, Art and Design, Cinematics and Photography, Dance, Drama and Music, English, History, Journalism, Languages, Linguistics, Media and Communications, Philosophical and Religious Studies. We particularly welcome early career lecturers, and Graduate Teaching Assistants, and our international colleagues.


Delegates from institutions which subscribe to the Higher Education Academy: £200 (includes conference dinner on 29 May)

Delegates from institutions which do not subscribe to the Higher Education Academy: £300 (including conference dinner on 29 May)




King's Road
East Sussex
United Kingdom

Additional Information

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities

There are various exhibitor and sponsorship packages available. For more details please see the Conference Sponsorship flyer which can be found via the conference webpage.

Exhibits included

Taking place across two days, Storyville: Exploring narratives of learning and teaching will attract between 150-200 delegates working in higher education Arts and Humanities disciplines at all levels.

The theme of the conference is stories, and sessions have been devised to showcase innovative and creative practice, and to give presenters space to design their own sesion on any aspect of learning and teaching. We aim to move beyond the conventional conference of 'sages on stages' - and to celebrate all that is exciting about working in the Arts and Humanities.

If you have something to share with this vibrant community of innovators a range of exhibitor packages are available. The exhibition will take place in the atrium of the Thistle Brighton, a large space with natural light and amazing uninterrupted seaviews, delegates will take all their breaks, including lunch in the atrium, and a drinks reception will be held there on the evening of the first day.

We are also offering a rare opportunity to sponsor the pre-drinks reception at the unique, prestigious and dazzlingly beautiful Royal Pavilion, Brighton.

All packages on offer are flexible and can be tailored to meet individual needs. For more information please see the Exhibitor Flyer on the conference website.