Historical Children’s Literature: Questions, Materials and Methods

TitleHistorical Children’s Literature: Questions, Materials and Methods
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2018
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorEric Meyers
Year 1: Funded Amount17,500
Year 1: Team Members

Eric Meyers, Associate Professor, Library, Archival and Information Studies, Faculty of Arts
Rick Gooding, Instructor, English, Faculty of Arts
Katherine Kalsbeek, Unit Head, Rare Books and Special Collections, UBC Library
Chelsea Shriver, Librarian, Rare Books and Special Collections, UBC Library
Larissa Ringham, Acting Head, Digital Programs and Services, Digital Initiatives, UBC Library

Year 1: Summary

This project will develop a replicable, distributed, and blended learning structure for the teaching of historical children’s literature and archival/historical practices. The initial course development would contribute directly to the MA in Children’s Literature program, while the blended elements would facilitate a partial residence summer school and/or distance course offering to international students in subsequent years. The project will focus on the development of a 3-credit course and flexible learning objects suitable for use at other institutions and with other historical collections of children’s literature, along with digitization of significant historical collections held by UBC. The course will also contribute to the Erasmus Mundus (EU Multi-Institution) Masters in Children’s Literature and Culture application currently being prepared for February 2018 resubmission, and improve the availability and use, locally and internationally, of UBC’s unique historical resources.