Public Engagement Toolbox

A Bit Lit

  When lockdowns kicked in across the world in spring 2020, A Bit Lit was born as a platform for sharing conversations, talks, readings, creative work and now podcasts. In over one hundred films, the A Bit Lit team have brought together scholars and creative practitioners and many more to talk about the early modern

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Museum Exhibitions

     In this conversation, the SRS’s John Gallagher talks to Dr Victoria Avery (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) and Dr Melissa Calaresu (University of Cambridge) about collaborations between museums and university academics, and the business of creating and launching a major collaborative exhibition. Today’s guests have an impressive track record of collaboration, having worked together on

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    In this interview, the SRS’s John Gallagher speaks to Professor Fabrizio Nevola (University of Exeter) about his work on public engagement using smartphone apps. Fabrizio talks about the process of turning research into content for the Hidden Florence app, and how the Hidden Cities approach has inspired a much bigger multi-city project and

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Walking Tours

  In this interview, John speaks to Prof Tracey Hill (Bath Spa University) about her experience of turning research into early modern London and civic culture into walking tours. They take a stroll through the practical and intellectual challenges and opportunities of this unique kind of public engagement, and Tracey has plenty of tips to

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