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?” […]

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 […]

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 […]