College Research Bulletin (Winter 2017)

Posted by jcm22 at Dec 01, 2017 11:05 AM |
Read about many of the new and exciting research projects taking place across the college, including two projects with international significance.
College Research Bulletin (Winter 2017)

CSSAH Research Bulletin issue 4, Winter 2017



The curtain has come down on another Literary Leicester festival, which this year proved to be a great platform to showcase college research. At Gaddesby Primary School for instance, Liam McCarthy communicated our own historical research findings to schoolchildren about African American GI children who attended the school during WWII.

Many new and exciting research projects feature in the final bulletin of 2017 including two projects with international significance. One about early settlement in Morocco’s Draa Valley (David Mattingly) and the other about China’s urban history (Toby Lincoln).

Back in Britain meanwhile, Jo Story and colleagues will use AHRC funding to complete the nation’s corpus of Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture. Better futures are envisaged, and promoted by, a series of new projects: a child-led history and writing project about Britain’s colonial countryside (Corinne Fowler), a programme of creative empowerment for Vietnamese women (Maria Gasparin) and a project to raise awareness of hate crime in the HE sector (Stevie-Jade Hardy and Neil Chakaraborti). Matt Hopkins tackles uninsured driving, Deborah Toner and collaborators will promote cross-cultural dialogue through food stories, Steve King has received major funding for contesting the New Poor Law (1834 – 1900), Ross Parry has launched a major project to improve digital literacy in UK museums, and Elke Schwarz’s project will inform international discussions about ethical values in military operations.

This issue’s featured project is Richard Sandell’s Prejudice and Pride, which memorably brought the National Trust’s hidden LGBTQ history to public attention.

EU-focused projects include an investigation of trade union futures (Heather Connolly), authorisation processes for the use of pesticides in all 28-member states (Olivia Hamlyn). Meanwhile, our college continues to pioneer new methodologies. Richard Thomas and colleagues will conduct a bioarchaeological investigation of Anglo-Saxon farming, David Gentilcore is reassessing the Mediterranean past via a history of water, and there are fresh approaches to assessing crime risk (Andrew Newton) and discovery-led learning (Agnetta Svalberg and Jim Askham).

New tiger teams focus on women’s experience of digitised diagnosis during maternity care (Nicola Mackintosh; Sarah CIs Gong and Nervo Verdezoto) and prison research (Tammy Ayres, Matt Tonkin, Kate Gooch and Emma Palmer).

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