Policy Engagement for Historians

18 June 2019
11:00 am - 17:00 pm

Policy Engagement for Historians

This event will run at the Showroom in Sheffield

A day of panels and a workshop organised by History & Policy with WRoCAH and the Midlands4Cities AHRC DTP, to explore how historians at the beginning of their careers can engage with policy making structures nationally, locally and outside government.

Outline of the Day

10:45 Coffee and registration
11:00 Welcome and introduction
11:30 Panel 1: Working with government and policy making (followed by Q&A)
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Panel 2: Working with NGOs (followed by Q&A)
14:45 Workshop: Applying knowledge of engagement strategies to your research
16:30 Roundup and Action planning
17:00 Finish

By the end of this session, students will:

  • Have heard an account of the methodology and ethics of applied history
  • Have had described to them specific examples of how historical research might be usefully applied to public policy
  • Have discussed how the application of history to public policy might fit with their career development
  • Have described how their or their colleagues’ particular research interests might be applied in the contemporary policy environment
  • Have devised an engagement plan for themselves or a colleague