When research meets storytelling: How to set up a public engagement project

Friday 25th March 2022, 2-4pm, online

Course description:

Have you ever wondered how to animate a historical object, capture someone’s imagination with a podcast or weave together historical periods with a blog series?  

The National Archives offers a robust public engagement programme that brings together the interdisciplinary expertise of staff in research, marketing and communications, conservation, education, events, exhibitions, digital and more.  

In this session, several staff members from The National Archives will give an overview of some of their communications and public engagement campaigns and projects, reflecting on their experience and highlighting key concepts and good practice for PhD students looking to bring their research to the public eye. They will offer suggestions on how to transform research into compelling public engagement outputs through channels like blogging, social media, podcasting, public exhibitions, online talks and other media, touching on topics and themes such as finding a hook, using storytelling, welcoming collaboration and challenging your audience. We’ll also give students the opportunity to present an elevator pitch on their public engagement idea and receive feedback from our staff.  

This session will be held online in order to be as accessible as possible.  

Booking information

There are 30 places available for this session and they will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

The deadline for booking a place will be Tuesday 23rd March at 12pm.

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