Area Studies Network

Date: 11 December, 2002
Location: CiLT London
Event type: Meeting

Past event summary

This meeting officially launch the Subject Centre’s new Area Studies Network, to unite and support teachers of Area Studies across the UK. It was open to everyone in UK HE institutions teaching on an area-related programme, members of subject associations and other area studies bodies. The day was chaired by Professor Dick Ellis, Chair of the Subject Centre’s Area Studies Specialist Group.


11.00 - 11.30 Registration and Coffee
11.30 - 11.45 Welcome and introduction
11.45 -12.30

Professor Dick Ellis (Chair of Subject Centre Area Studies Advisory Group)
Why does Area Studies need support?

  • Overview – issues for Area Studies to confront
  • Benchmarking
  • Labelling· Recruitment
  • Retention of expertise
  • Institutional constraints
  • Programme design
12.30 -13.00

Alison Dickens Subject Centre Languages, Linguistics & Area Studies
Subject Centres for Geography, Geology & Earth Sciences; English; Economics; History, Classics & Archaeology; Sociology, Anthropology & Politics:
The LTSN and Area Studies

  • The story so far
  • Events past and present
  • The collaborative future
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.30 Alison Dickens (Subject Centre LLAS):
The Marketing Area Studies e-Pack
14.30 - 15.00

Subject Centre LLAS:
Sharing good practice in the teaching & learning of Area Studies

  • The Subject Centre’s Good Practice Guide to Teaching and Learning and Materials Bank
15.00 - 15.30 Tea and launch of the Network
15.30 - 16.00

Chair Professor Dick Ellis with members of Area Studies Specialist Advisory Group:
Roundtable Discussion

  • What can the Network do for you?