Asha (BA History/Political Science) and fellow student Tiana were given the daunting task of researching 24 properties and over 350 years’ worth of owners for a project run in partnership with the National Trust.
Samuel Taylor (BA History) searches the archives for traces of CoCom, the Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls, and its impact on the ‘Second Cold War’.
Rik Sowden (MRes Early Modern History) returns to the topic of his 2016 UG Research Scholarship, once again working with Dr Kate Smith to map loss in 18th century London.
What drives individuals to commit acts of terrorism? This summer, Julia Smith (BA History) has been working with Dr Steve Hewitt to research the lives of 20 perpetrators of terrorist acts in Canada.
Holly Pittaway (BA History) learns about the activists ‘who helped mould Birmingham into what it is today’.
Find out how Jethro (BA History) became an ‘efficient machine’ working with Dr Nathan Cardon to identify and catalogue information from nearly 30 volumes of cycling journals!
Personal photographs can be indispensable for research, writes Kristýna Picková, who worked with Dr Lucie Ryzova to catalogue and preserve nearly 15 years’ worth of material.
Rik Sowden, who undertook a UG Research Scholarship in 2016, reflects on his experiences and how they helped him prepare not only for his undergraduate dissertation but also for postgraduate research, as well as fostering his love of history.
In another post from the archives, Charlotte McKnight describes her work with History’s Simone Laqua-O’Donnell and Ivana Frlan from the Cadbury Research Library to identify photography of children in missions (particularly the children of missionaries) – and medical photographs in the Church Missionary Society Archive which is held at the Cadbury Research Library.
To celebrate the launch of the UG Research Scholarship scheme 2018, we’ve looked through the archives to showcase some more great student research. Here, History student Joanna Ballaster reflects on her 2016 project researching phosphate mining in North Africa.