Place-Based Histories: An Interdisciplinary Workshop for Early Career Researchers

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This event is associated with the Heritage Partnerships Team and Dr Rachel Delman will be running one of the workshop sessions. 


Are you a historian who wants to engage in place-based research? Are you interested in interdisciplinarity? Are you exploring contemporary place-based issues and think historical methods could contribute to your research? This workshop might be of interest to you!

This one-day in-person workshop will focus on place-based research, interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and community engagement. It will provide case-studies from ECRs engaged in research projects that have integrated historical research within interdisciplinary place-based studies. It will also include a hands-on training session, supporting participants to consider the practicalities of engaging with heritage organisations and community groups. 

The workshop is open to all early career researchers of any discipline. 



10am – Tea/ Coffee reception

10:30 – Welcome 

10:45 – Discussion Panel: Histories, Communities, and Interdisciplinary Research
15-minute presentations from ECRs working on interdisciplinary place-based research projects. Followed by Q&A and discussion.

  • Risky Cities (University of Hull) 
  • Street Life (University of York) 
  • JUST HEAT (Sheffield Hallam University) 

12:00 – Lunch (provided) 

13:00 – Place-Based Research & Applied Public History 
Practical session engaging participants in integrating place-based research within their research area. This will include support with the practicalities of developing partnerships with communities and heritage organisations. 

  • Run by Ruth Slatter (CHPPC) and Rachel Delman (Oxford Heritage Partnerships). 

14:00 – Tea/ Coffee break

14:30 – Round Table Discussion: Where next for place-based history?  

  • With contributions from Michael Howcroft (AHRC Place Programme). 

15:45 – Close

A limited number of travel bursaries - up to the cost of £20 - are available to support attendance at this event. These will be awarded via random ballot to those who have applied on 29th July 2024. To apply, email with your name and email address. 

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This is a History Lab+ event in collaboration with the IHR’s Centre for the History of People, Place and Community. It is generously hosted by Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research(Opens in new window)