Policy engagement training for historians: government and beyond

Policy engagement training for historians: government and beyond


17 March 2020    
10:45 am - 17:00 pm

Event Type

Policy engagement training for historians: government and beyond

Venue: Sheffield (specific venue TBC)

A day of panels and a workshop organised by History & Policy with the WRoCAH and M4C AHRC DTP Consortiums, to explore how historians at the beginning of their careers can engage with policy making structures nationally, locally and outside government.  

Although this training will be delivered by academic historians, and will focus on history-related case studies, researchers in other Arts and Humanities disciplines may find it useful, and are warmly invited to attend.

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

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