Taking the value of digitisation to Birmingham

Written by Sarah Gambell (PhD candidate in Information Studies). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Working on my PhD, I’ve had a lot of practice developing my “elevator pitch” about what I actually study. Here we go… The abridged version of my research question is: “What is the tactical value of digitisation for the preservation of cultural heritage in conflict?” […]

Arts Grads – Profiles of Success & Resilience: March

Scottish-American Hustle Arts Grad: Suzanne Miller Course:  MSc, Museum Studies (Graduated 2012) Current Job: Nation Manager – Scotland, Help Musicians UK    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Origins Suzanne Miller is good at making friends.   These days, her network spans across the country as Nation Manager – Scotland for Help Musicians UK, the leading charity supporting British musicians through set-backs and towards their goals. Born […]

In Search of Veronica Franco

Written by Rose King (second year PhD student in History of Art, specializing in the representation and reception of women in 16th century Venetian art). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Over the past year, I have been searching for a true likeness of the famous 16th century Venetian poet and courtesan, Veronica Franco. With the help of a Research […]

Arts Grads – Profiles of Success & Resilience: February

Ambitious Futures: Freaking out with a First Class Degree Arts Grad: Sian Collins Course:  MA – English Literature (Graduated 2015) Current Job: Communications Executive, Bauer Media  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why Arts? Less than a year into her job as a Communications Executive at Bauer Media, only three years out of university, Sian Collins found herself at Downing Street. Alongside […]

History on Screen: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Public History

Written by Alison Basil and Ross Kennedy ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ We hosted a one-off event entitled History on Screen on Wednesday 19 September, 2018, following a successful application for College of Arts’ Graduate School funding. The intention was to explore how history is presented to audiences through the medium of film and television. However, in doing so, we […]

Arts Grads: Profiles of Success & Resilience – January

The Lucky Archivist Arts Grad: David Luck Course:  MSc, formerly Archives/Archival Administration, now Information Management & Preservation (Graduated 2010) Current Job: Senior Archivist, City of London Corporation ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Early Exchanges At the age of 15, David Luck received careers advice that he tried to ignore.   “In [England], there was this computer program. You filled in your […]

Smithsonian Institute Intern Stories: Tessa

Graduate Tessa Scheller talks about her internship with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Programme: Art History: Collecting and Provenance in an International Context (MSc) Where were you based during your internship? From April to June 2018, I was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. I worked for the department of the Smithsonian […]