External engagement

We aim to enhance the impact of our research and to extend our collective focus outward, establishing, consolidating and developing communities of engagement at local, national and international levels. In so doing, we seek to reach as wide an audience a possible for our research and to ensure that our research makes an active and sustained contribution to society, culture and the economy. 

Collaborations and partnerships

We partner in research-led collaborations with a range of institutions and organisations at local, national and international levels. 

Examples of our international collaborations include Cullinane’s work with the Theodore Roosevelt Association, Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation and US National Parks Service, and Marta Garcia Morcillo’s collaboration with the University of Potsdam on the 'Twisted Transfers' project.

Our national partnerships include Glynn Parry and Suzannah Lipscomb’s work with the National Archives and Historic Royal Palaces and Michael Brown’s work with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Nursing and Society of Apothecaries.

Our local and community-based collaborations include Glynn Parry’s collaboration with Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall in Stratford-upon-Avon and Andrew Wareham’s ongoing work with over 15 local learned societies. Andrew Wareham also collaborates with the University of the Third Age, a UK-wide movement of locally-run interest groups that provide a wide range of opportunities to come together to learn, to organise a Shared Learning Project on the 'Lost Histories of the People of Late Seventeenth Century England'.

Public Engagement

Our academics carry out events and activities that shape popular perceptions of the past, including contributions to the Being Human Festival of the Humanities, public lectures, talks and media appearances. 

Ted Vallance has contributed to BBC4 and Radio 3 and Radio 4 broadcasts.  

Michael Cullinane has held screenings of his documentary, The Man on the Island,  and has gained extensive media coverage (television, radio and print) across the UK, where he is regularly consulted on issues related to US politics and presidents. He served as a documentary consultant on the BBC2 Icons series and the History Channel’s Presidents at War.

Other colleagues have also made notable appearances on radio and have collaborated with various media outlets to disseminate their research, including Shushma Malik’s appearances on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4; Fiona McHardy’s consultation on Alcmaeon in Corinth, a fictional version of Euripides’ fragmentary play; Tempest’s appearance on BBC Radio 4 and consultation on Netflix’s series Roman Empire; and Brown’s appearance on the BBC Radio 4 ‘The Strange Case of Henry James' Testicles’, the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking episode, ‘Should Doctors Cry’ and a short film on the same topic for BBC Ideas.