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!
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.
‘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.
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’.
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 help enhance the study of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, Mary McGowan spent five weeks researching and cataloguing its amazing cultural collections and their links with Undergraduate modules, creating an innovative website for all UoB students of English Literature.
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.
‘The people of Birmingham are surrounded by a richer past than we know’, writes Henry Jones, who worked on a project researching and celebrating the heritage of George Dawson and his Shakespeare Memorial Library in Birmingham.
Brooklyn Halladay blogs about her experiences working on the College of Arts and Law UG Research Scholarship project in the Department of English over the summer of 2017.