RE: Making history make a difference: workshop opportunity with Prof. Paul Ward, University of Huddersfield, UK

NOTICE: Making History Make a Difference: Collaborating with Community Groups to Create New Knowledge: A Workshop with Professor Paul Ward, University of Huddersfield, UK.

A series of developments have created a historical moment in which the Humanities disciplines are expected to have public utility — History is expected to make a difference. This workshop explores reasons for working with partners outside of universities as part of this historical research process rather than just in the dissemination of research after its publication but recognizes the difficulties inherent in collaborating with others when seeking to complete time-constrained research projects, like a PhD, book or journal article. Participants are invited to bring examples of working with partners outside universities — museums, galleries, schools, community groups — in order to discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise from taking historical research outside the academy and into the community.
There will be opportunities for questions and discussion in a supportive environment, in a workshop which looks to gather expertise and develop collaborative ways of working to make History make a difference.
The workshop is for anyone interested in collaborative historical research but postgraduates and early career researchers are particularly encouraged to attend.
Venue: University of Canterbury, Dovedale Campus, Wheki 451, Thurs 3 Dec 2015, from 11am till 12:30pm.
Co-sponsors for this event are: The New Zealand Historical Association, the UC Community Engagement Hub and the UC Centre for Oral History.
To help plan the workshop, please register here.