Posts Categorized: Projects

  • Innovation Placement at Hardwick Hall (Part Two: Interpretation), by Lauren Butler

    “In the centre of the room was one of my favourite activities: a large collaborative artwork. Each visitor was invited to draw and colour in a tiny section of a photograph of Hardwick, and add it to a 260-square grid. By the time I left at the beginning of September, over 1,000 visitors had finished…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • UKRI Policy Internship with the Youth and Social Action Team, by Jacob Downs

    Another successful Researcher Employability Project features in this week’s blog, as Jacob Downs shares his experiences of working in Whitehall.