Jamming with our MRE/MRPs


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Ona Bantjes-Ràfols
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Regan Brown
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Sarah Catterall
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Wylla Caveen
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Natalie Cross
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Chloe Dennis
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Meranda Gallupe-Paton
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Sammy Holmes
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Danielle Mahon
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Jaime Simons


This group project takes the idea of ‘sensation’ and turns a reflexive gaze on the process of being a History MA student, using free drawings to articulate it.

We’re all first year M.A. students in History and Public History. Some of us are also in Digital Humanities. For our M.A. program, we have Major Research Essays or Projects due at the end of the program, with proposals due at the end of April 2021. So, we decided to use this Heritage Jam as a chance to talk about our topics in a fun way – by drawing them!

Read more about the project

Also, watch the video!


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Judges’ Comments

“As a huge fan of drawings (archink), I love this approach and concept – it made me smile and I wanted to explore more. Great transparency with the curation of discussions. I wonder if there were any particular sensations or experiences from doing all this drawing and creative practice as part of MRE/MRP.” “There is some nice technical work in the production of the website (I particularly liked the inclusion of the chat screenshots) – to be honest I thought the LACK of [digital] technical wizardry, in that everyone was using pencil and paper, was one of the strengths of the piece.”

“This project really took advantage of the affordances of working in a group. It was technically rather simple, but they were able to combine all of their moving parts to explore an idea that could not be done if it had only been one person.  It highlights the value of art as a method of reflection, that we can apply to our own research.”

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