Public Engagement Toolbox

The Public Engagement Toolbox contains a series of conversations and tips from leading Renaissance scholars who engage with the public humanities.

Fabrizio Nevola on Apps

November 27, 2020

    In this interview, the SRS’s John Gallagher speaks to Prof 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 […]

Tracey Hill on Walking Tours

November 19, 2020

  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 […]

Impacting Policy with Early Modern Research, with Nandini Das

November 11, 2020

  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 […]

Pitching & Writing Trade Nonfiction, with Catherine Fletcher

November 11, 2020

  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 […]

Tweeting Renaissance Research

November 10, 2020

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 […]