Posts By: WRoCAH Office

  • How they fought Hitler (Part 2), by Dr Alexander Shaw

    “A year ago I hadn’t expected to be learning how to fire a Bren gun – but one of the advantages of working at an institution like the Royal Armouries is the opportunity for experimental, as well as theoretical, research.” This blog is part 2 of 2 concerning Alexander’s AHRC-funded Innovation Placement at the Royal…

  • WRoCAH Small Award Series: Francesca Curtis

    WRoCAH Small Award Blog Series This collection of blog posts shares the innovative and productive ways in which WRoCAH students have used the Small Awards scheme. Click on any of the names below to see how Small Awards have helped with these students’ research projects and/or professional training. Francesca Curtis Art Gallery Research Trips Megan…

  • How they fought Hitler (Part 1), by Dr Alexander Shaw

    “Arms and armour provide the opportunity to tell a very different story to that normally featured in Second World War museums: the story of combat on the front lines. Not the story of politicians and generals but the story of how Britain really fought Hitler.” This is part 1 of 2 blog posts covering Alexander’s…

  • Innovation Placement at Hardwick Hall (Part One: Research), by Lauren Butler

    “My initial instinct was to stare at the faces, willing them to say their names, like Matilda attempting to levitate pencils with her eyes.” In the first of a two-part post, Lauren Butler tells a wonderful tale of her post-PhD research at Hardwick Hall, thanks to her WRoCAH- and AHRC-funded Innovation Placement.

  • Planning, preparation and ignoring self-doubt: Reflections on a REP at White Rose Brussels

    “The atmosphere was perfect for overcoming self-doubt – or, at least, deciding to ignore it for a while.” Joel Baker reflects on an excellent Researcher Employability Project at the White Rose Brussels office, and offers some valuable tips for everyone planning a REP.