IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 642: Knowledge Exchange, Impact, and the Public Value of the Middle Ages

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York
Organiser:W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Rees Jones, Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York
Paper 642-a'I've looked at clouds from both sides now': Impact and the UK Research Excellence Framework
(Language: English)
Anne Curry, Department of History, University of Southampton
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Military History
Paper 642-bLeaving an Imprint: Finding Common Ground with Forensic Scientists
(Language: English)
Philippa Hoskin, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 642-cEngland's Immigrants, 1330-1550: Resources for the School and Examinations Curricula
(Language: English)
Jessica Lutkin, Department of Research & Enterprise Development, University of Reading
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Education, Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Paper 642-dThe Guild Buildings of Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon: Working with Public Funders and User Communities
(Language: English)
Kate Giles, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Social History
Abstract

Public engagement and impact are key elements of publicly funded research. Medievalists have led the way in finding new opportunities, new partners and new media for impact. Following a ‘view from the bridge’ by a member of the REF panel in 2014 (Curry), this session will explore three current funded projects, each at a different stage of development, that have embraced the challenges of research impact. The session is sponsored by the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, one of very few units in the UK explicitly established to promote best practice in public engagement.