Faculty kicks off partnership with National Railway Museum in York

A workshop on 15 June brought together staff from Sheffield's Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the National Railway Museum in York to discuss a plethora of collaborative projects to be developed over the coming years.

Faculty kicks off partnership with National Railway Museum in York

The workshop offered an opportunity for staff from both institutions to get to know each other and explore shared aims. Delegates from the Faculty included colleagues from Applied Languages, Archaeology, English, Hispanic Studies, History, Music, and Russian and Slavonic Studies.

The Faculty and the Museum, which hosted the workshop, are keen to develop their shared expertise in cultural and social history far beyond such usual suspects as the evolution of engines and national rail networks. The workshop demonstrated how the Museum's two- and three-dimensional collections can shed light on anything from gender history to the global travel of people, goods and ideas.

A range of different projects will be developed under the umbrella of the partnership. Faculty of Arts and Humanities staff interested in becoming part of it are asked to contact the initiator, Dr Anna Geurts.

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