Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Working Lives in the Factories and Mills: Textile History and Heritage

University of Strathclyde

This course explored the lives of workers in the nineteenth and early twentieth-century textile industries, and how these industries developed in Britain.

4 weeks, 2 hours per week

Educators

Kirstie Blair

Professor of English Studies

University of Strathclyde

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss the range of activities involved in working in textile factories in the long nineteenth century, and how these changed during the period covered by the course.
  • Assess representations of working lives in textile factories and surviving texts and artefacts from the period, and discuss how they relate to wider questions of class, gender, and professional identity.
  • Compare written and oral material on workers’ lives within the appropriate historical and material contexts.
  • Engage with online and other archives in order to locate material relevant to the history of textile factories and workers’ lives.

Syllabus

  • Explore the range of activities involved in working in factories and mills in the long nineteenth century, and how these changed during the period covered by the course.
  • Assess representations of millworkers from this period, as well as writings by the workers themselves, and discuss how they relate to wider questions of class, gender, and professional identity.
  • Investigate how museums represent factory workers.
  • Locate material relevant to this field through online archives.

Issued on 30th December 2019

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Free online course:

Working Lives in the Factories and Mills: Textile History and Heritage

University of Strathclyde