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How the lockdown squeezes researchers out into the digital world and ‘hackathons’

As the lockdown continues, Dr Laura Cleaver, senior lecturer in manuscript studies and principal investigator of the European Research Council (ERC)-funded CULTIVATE MSS project at the Institute of English Studies, discusses how her team is keeping connected via database hackathons.

Bruegel and Bosch

Gardens of online delights: live-streaming Bruegel and Bosch

Dr Alex Marraccini, a researcher with the Bilderfahrzeuge Project exploring Aby Warburg’s legacy, is hosting a series of weekly online art history seminars on live-streaming service Twitch – this week, she explores two iconic paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Dr Elizabeth Dearnley caught up with her to find out more.


Can a short life be a good life? Brevity in historical biography

‘Flash Histories’, a recent symposium at the University of Bristol, brought together historians, creative writers and heritage professionals to explore short-form history. Topics included history as poetry, museum labelling, and the value of brief lives in an age of blockbuster biography, which was the focus of a presentation by Dr Philip Carter, head of digital […]