Explores how the practice of harvesting contact details and personal data on petitions for future mobilisation developed alongside the professionalisation of political parties and pressure groups, as well as how they evaded successive data protection laws.
Using quantitative social survey data, it investigates the shift to digital activism, connecting the history of petitioning to contemporary research on e-petitioning.
Reveals the dynamics of representation, voluntary association, and popular sovereignty over a century of reinvention and change in British citizenship.
Supported by Arts and Humanities Research Council, Research Grant (2020-23). For more information please visit the project website here
Scopes the potential for Arts and Humanities-led interdisciplinary research into cultural heritage and its record – that is, artefacts, widely conceived, from manuscripts to ceramics and textiles to sculpture.
An in-depth, multidisciplinary study of forests in northern Germanic cultures, including a complex network of historical and cultural connections and influences - religious, political, artistic, literary, economic, legal - and their development over time.
Connects with experts from broadcasting, ecology, heritage, education and the creative industries.
Re-shapes the history of European science, tracing the intercultural transmission of ideas and material culture in premodern Islamic civilizations and its shared cultural and intellectual heritage with European Medieval, Renaissance, and Early modern.
Includes collaborations from Physics to Philosophy and Mathematics to Theology.