This case study describes how collaboration with museums enabled research
conducted and directed by Sara Cohen and Marion Leonard of the Institute
of Popular Music (IPM) to:
The impact that pertains to this case study is located in three domains.
Firstly, lay engagement with the understanding and appreciation of
ecclesiastical history via public lectures. Secondly, informing
understanding about the historical, theological and philosophical
processes attached to the discipline of ecclesiastical history through
expert comments in the mass media. Thirdly, through the organisation of
conferences leading to the development of international societies,
international partnerships, and engagement with the general public and
dissemination of original research.
This case study in public history research activity has achieved impact
through promoting lay
engagement with twentieth-century local history and extending popular
commemoration and ownership of the recent histories of local people,
institutions. A particular area of influence has been in relation to
informing understanding of the
history and heritage of urban council estates. Research has also
influenced the development of
good practice in digital preservation and archiving, and in the creation
and use of historical e-resources
by individuals, communities and schools.