The Mass Observation Archive continues to be a valuable resource to support learning, teaching and research within Higher Education.
Each year we support taught courses for undergraduate and post-graduate students, along with 1:1 support for doctoral students. We work with staff across a wide range of academic disciplines from Sociology and History to Media, Criminology, English, Geography, Social Work and Art & Design students.
In-line with current COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to support face-to-face group visits. However, in consultation with teaching staff we can support taught courses in a range of ways including pre-recorded content, digitised images and live online presentations / discussion / Q&A.
Sessions could include an introduction to archives generally, to the early work of Mass Observation and/or the current Mass Observation Project. We can tailor these to a particular time period, theme or topic for example research methods or childhood.
Group Visits to The Keep
We encourage teaching staff to get in touch to discuss and arrange sessions. Our staff team have specialist knowledge in the collection and can assist in the provision of a tailored session.
Engagement with our service will provide opportunities to increase knowledge and understanding in the role of using original material for research.
We are also happy to meet with teaching staff to discuss the development of modules and assignments using the Archive.