We are calling for volunteer researchers who are interested in the urgent issues facing York today – and who have the skills to develop compelling research and digital content to illuminate and share the histories of these issues.
- You would join the My Future York research team.
- You would pick an urgent issue facing the city.
- You would use the city archives and other sources to build complex and evocative histories of these urgent issues. (This would be more akin to developing quality journalistic approaches to history than writing a PhD. Good skills for people wanting to work in museums or public history roles!)
- You would develop digital content (social media and interpretive blogs) to communicate these issues with local people and to enrich and open up debate.
- You would work with the My Future York research team to develop and feed into our public events.
Examples of issues might include – but you can suggest your own:
- green belt and green spaces
- drinking / night life
- traffic and public transport
We would help you to develop:
- archive-based research skills
- interpretive and digital content skills
Travel expenses within York and refreshments will be provided.
To volunteer or find out more, contact the My Future York team via researcher Helen Graham, Director, Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage, University of Leeds