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Community Engagement

The Department is involved in a number of joint projects with partners across the city and beyond. Here is a selection of some recent and ongoing successful projects.

Museums Sheffield tile.Hands on History

Collaborating with Museums Sheffield to take selections from the Museums's handling collection into schools and colleges, with our students providing historical context to help breathe life into history in the classroom.


Mule and the Elephant tile.The Mule and the Elephant

This album marked the start of a unique collaboration between Sheffield Americana band The Payroll Union and one of our historians, Andrew Heath.

Find our more about The Payroll Union and Andrew Heath

Bank Street Arts tile.Bank Street Arts Academic in Residence

Bringing Karen Harvey’s expertise on domesticity and interiors into dialogue with artists of different kinds.

Find out more on the Bank Street blog

Stories of Activism tile.Stories of Activism

A history of Sheffield's activists involved in a diverse set of issues, from the 1960s to the present.

Read more about the project on the Stories of Activism blog

Witness tile image.Witness

A student-led project designed to give our students the opportunity to conduct their own oral history research.

Find out more at the Witness website

Chatsworth Library tile.The Chatsworth Library Project

Creating a history of one of the largest private libraries in the UK.

Read the project blog, Under Cover


Contact the Department if you would like to find out more about any of these projects. | +44 (0)114 222 2555