Public Engagement Toolbox

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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Special Collections & Social Media with Bob MacLean

In this interview, the SRS’s John Gallagher speaks with Bob MacLean, who’s Assistant Librarian for Rare Books in the Archives & Special Collections of the University of Glasgow Library. They discuss public engagement with special collections, and how archives and libraries can use Twitter and blogging to broaden engagement with their collections. A useful resource …

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Impacting Policy with Early Modern Research, with Nandini Das

  In this interview, the SRS’s John Gallagher speaks to Professor Nandini Das (University of Oxford) about how early modern research can speak to very modern policy questions. Nandini is the Principal Investigator on the ERC-funded project Travel, Transculturality, and Identity in England, c. 1550 – 1700, also known as TIDE. Here, she talks to …

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Pitching & Writing Trade Nonfiction, with Catherine Fletcher

  In this interview, the SRS’s John Gallagher speaks to Professor Catherine Fletcher (Manchester Metropolitan University) about her experiences as a successful writer of history books aimed at a wide audience, including 2016’s The Black Prince of Florence and – just out this year – The Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the …

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