Student Research Projects

125 Years of the Blackpool Tower

History Master student, Abigail Sieradzki, explores the story of one of the most iconic samples of Victorian architecture in the United Kingdom in its 125th anniversary year.

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Gender Identity and Social Roles on Music Hall and Variety Posters

English Literature Master student, Kamakshi Chouhan, explores gender identity in the spoken and visual language of varitey and music hall posters

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Engaging the Other: Exploring the History of ‘Oriental’ Acts in the British Circus

Nicola Unwin, final year Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies and History at the School of East Asian Studies, analyses East Asian culture as a trend in British society through circus and variety performers

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Student Research Projects

The NFCA offers students at the University of Sheffield the opportunity to conduct original research using primary resources from its collections. The research projects are normally part of their studies and comprise 100 hours of work at the Archive. Through these projects we aim to enrich the student experience at the University and provide skills and knowledge unique to the working environment.

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What the Students Thought of the Experience

We encourage the development of critical, objective thinking through independent research and welcome students to explore different perspectives on the topics raised by the collections. Find out what past students thought of their experience working at the Archive.

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