Celebrating research student public engagement successes

Birkbeck Public Engagement Awards

Monday 19 March 2018

On 19 March Birkbeck celebrated the public engagement successes of researchers at an inaugural award ceremony. The event showcased research which has been successfully communicated to a wider audience and among the 25 projects considered the following awards for PhD/ Early Career entries were recognized. Awards in this category were made for inspiring public engagement work undertaken by researchers in the early stages of their research career.

Winner: Tottenham’s Trojan Horse? Stadium-led regeneration in North London

  • Dr Mark Panton (School of Business, Economics and Informatics)

Dr Mark Panton recently received his PhD for his thesis entitled ‘How do Stakeholders Influence Stadium-led Regeneration? The Story from East Manchester and Tottenham.’ Dr Panton’s research focused on understanding local communities’ and stakeholders’ perspectives on stadium-led regeneration. Through the research, Dr Panton was privy
to the stories of real people, those in danger of losing their homes, their livelihoods and their connections in their community due to regeneration. Now members of the community have helped to shape a graphic
book telling their stories, amongst the complex ideas and relationships involved in large-scale redevelopment.

Highly Commended: Recovering women in the digital age: editing the long nineteenth century

  • Flore Janssen (PhD Candidate, Department of English and Humanities), Alexis Wolf (PhD Candidate, School of Arts) and Beatrice Bazell (School of Arts).

Flore has worked with co-founders Alexis Wolf and Beatrice Bazell to run a series of Wikipedia editing workshops designed to support new Wikipedia contributors – both academic researchers and members of the public – in
producing well-researched pages on forgotten women of the long nineteenth century. The team has been supported in their efforts by partners from the Pre-Raphaelite Society and Wikimedia UK.

History Acts

  • Guy Beckett (PhD Candidate, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology) and Dr Steffan Blayney (Research Assistant, University of Sussex).

Guy Beckett is a PhD candidate in History who runs History
Acts, a radical history forum that explores the links between history
and activism. Guy works with Dr Steffan Blayney, a research assistant at the University of Sussex, to run monthly workshops that bring together
activists organising in an area of contemporary political relevance
with historians working on a related topic. The forum is based
at the University of London, with support from partners, the
Raphael Samuel History Centre and History Workshop Online.

Author: ubcg56b

Graduate Research School Manager

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