FGV Press launches book on history teaching at universities
At a time of major transformations and crisis in Brazilian education and discussion about the role of history and historians, taking another look at history courses may be useful. That is the idea behind a new book called Universities and History Teaching, organized by historian Marieta de Moraes Ferreira and published by FGV Press.
To launch the book, Moraes Ferreira will participate in a webinar, discussing the subject with professors Margarida Maria Dias de Oliveira, Mara Cristina de Matos Rodrigues and Aryana Lima Costa. These professors wrote articles for the book, along with several other professors. The webinar will take place on May 18, at 6 pm, on FGV’s YouTube channel.
The book’s articles look at different situations and regions, encouraging reflection on challenges involved in revamping professors’ education. It also aims to provide historical knowledge to a wider audience. The book also examines the format of undergraduate courses and the role of professors in view of historians’ generally poor career prospects and the teaching profession’s unattractiveness.
To take part in the book launch, sign up here.