UG Researcher Anya Aujla-Jones uses correspondence, research reports and more to help map and understand communities of Native, African, and Anglo-American ancestry in the USA.
Lost Voices of the Elizabethan Age – Maybe they aren’t so lost after all!
Hannah (BA History) discovers that academic research can be exciting in her project to shed light on some of the ‘lost’ letter-writers of Elizabethan England.
Gender and Violence in North India
BA History student Amy described the challenging but ultimately rewarding research she undertook to shed light on violence experienced by girls and women in early twentieth century India.
Legacies of Colonialism in the Midlands: Stunning Spaces with Hidden Imperial Faces?
Tiana Kelly embarks on a quest to link some of the Midlands’ most magnificent buildings with their colonial past, in partnership with fellow UG Researcher Asha.
German Vernacular Photographic Heritage of the Great War
There was much more to Oliver’s scholarship than searching through photographs for ‘funky beards’. Rather, these personal photographs of German soldiers provide a sometimes emotional insight into the lives of young men, many of whom were travelling abroad for the first time.
The Sound of the ‘Big Bang’: Cataloguing the Douglas French Archive
UG Researcher Daniel Deegan outlines some of the benefits of spending 5 weeks transcribing audio cassettes – little did the speakers at the Westminster and City Conferences know that the next person to hear their recordings would be him!
The Dosser’s Bible Project: How Working with an Unknown Source Changed My Research Direction
The ‘Dosser’s Bible’ was created by the founder of the homelessness charity Simon Community in the 1950’s and 1960’s and takes the form of an elaborate scrapbook with each page created from a paper bag – not the easiest source to work with, as Elena Poulet (BA Ancient History) discovered.
An Imaginary Journey to the Middle Ages: Women and the Book
Ester (MRes Modern Greek Studies) has been working with the Women and the Book project team to explore women’s interaction with book culture in the period c. 500-1600. Here, she shares some of her (sometimes surprising) findings.
Public welfare, private charity: the archives of the Sisters of Mercy, Handsworth
Working on her UG Research project gave Eleanor Hammond (BA History) the chance to see major events of the late 19th and early 20th centuries through the lens of the entry register of a home for Catholic orphans.
Children Born of War – The Story Told: Developing a Website on Sino-Japanese Children Born of War (CBOW)
The research that Rose Parkinson (MA Global History) undertook working with the Children Born of War team took her all the way to Germany and helped her to develop and enhance a range of very useful skills.