Teaching Mandela

During the early weeks of the pandemic at the University of Southampton, as our teaching went online and we planned for the possible effects of the health crisis, the History department made sure all of its modules were taught by small teams of colleagues.

I found myself having to prepare to co-teach an undergraduate history module about Nelson Mandela and South Africa – topics that were entirely new to me, albeit concerning events that I could remember being reported in the news during my childhood.

This is a short podcast about getting ready to teach on the module … and those memories.

By Christer Petley, summer 2020.

The Plantation

A short introduction to the institution at the centre of the Atlantic slave system. This illustrated lecture was recorded in early 2021 by S&R editor, Christer Petley, as part of the new University of Southampton first-year undergraduate module, Racism and Resistance: Slavery to BLM.

Atlantic Slavery

An illustrated overview of the Atlantic slave system, by S&R editor, Christer Petley. This was first recorded earlier in the year for the new University of Southampton first-year undergraduate module, Racism and Resistance: Slavery to BLM.

Good Essay Structure

How to structure your work so that you can write better university or college essays. S&R editor Christer Petley shares ideas, drawn from two decades of teaching students and writing books, about why it is important to think about the organisation and purpose of every paragraph, sentence, or word.