Public Engagement Toolbox
The Public Engagement Toolbox contains a series of conversations and tips from leading Renaissance scholars who engage with the public humanities.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this blog post, Dr James Brown (University of Sheffield) offers a masterclass in running social media, and especially Twitter, for an early modern research project. James is currently Research Associate and Project Manager (UK) for the international project Intoxicating Spaces: The Impact of New Intoxicants on Urban Spaces in Europe, 1600–1850 and has many […]