When research meets storytelling

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 diverse 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 interact, ask questions, and receive feedback from our staff on their own ideas.
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