Public Engagement & Impact
We believe passionately in discussing our research with non-academic audiences to share our love of the past, forge new research questions, inform public debates and contribute to government policies. We contribute to museum exhibitions, host film showings, write blogs, develop smart phone apps, hold policy seminars, co-produce plays and develop educational resources.
We work with an extensive list of public engagement partners, including FACT, History and Policy, Liverpool Athenaeum, Liverpool Medical Institution, National Museums Liverpool, MaD Theatre Company, Police Scotland and Tate.
We also contribute to television programmes, including Britain’s Most Historic Towns (Channel 4), A House through Time (BBC), Who do you think you are? (BBC), and Cutting Edge (Channel 4), and regularly write for BBC History Magazine and other popular History magazines.
Find out more about some of our public engagement activity:
- Alex Buchanan’s Thomas Rickman guided walk
- Sam Caslin’s BBC Teach ‘Hunting for History” YouTube series
- Charles Esdaile’s Siege of Burgos app
- Damien Kempf’s medieval manuscripts Twitter
- Stephen Kenny on James Marion Sims and medical racism in The Conversation
- Graeme Milne and Laura Balderstone’s Mapping Memory on the Liverpool Waterfront 1950s-1970s project
- Chris Pearson’s Sniffing the Past app
- Mark Towsey talking about library history and the history of lesbian reading habits on BBC Radio
- Myriam Wilks-Heeg on the history of slimming in The Independent