Policy engagement training for historians: government and beyond

Policy engagement training for historians: government and beyond


12 January 2018    
11:00 am - 17:00 pm

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Policy engagement training for historians: government and beyond

Venue: Showroom Workstation, Sheffield

A day of panels and a workshop organised by History & Policy with WRoCAH and M3C, 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