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.
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!
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.
Lydia Manley (BA English) shares what she learnt on her research quest to discover why one particular World War One play became such a global success.
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.
‘Women were responsible for producing some of the most important and popular texts translated in Renaissance Britain’ – Lucy Painter shares some of her findings from 5 weeks studying a range of translated books from Renaissance Britain.
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.
Amber Osborne (BA English) shares her experience of undertaking research to help develop a brand new final year English Literature module, ‘Histories of the Book’.
Katriona Lawrenson (BA History) blogs about her experiences of cataloguing the collection of John Grenville, a former professor at the University of Birmingham whose extensive archive of microfilms is an important source for US foreign policy at the turn of the 20th century.
As a special advisor to the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Geoffrey Howe, Douglas French was able to gather an extensive (and hitherto unseen) private archive of material relating to the conduct of economic policy in the 1980’s and in particular to the ‘Big Bang’ in financial services of 1986. Here, John Tibbits (BA History and Political Science) explains how he was given the daunting task of digitising this archive.