The Research and Public History department exists to advocate, facilitate and deliver academic quality research into our collections, audiences and concerns so as to support our programmes. Find out more about current and past research below:
This multidisciplinary series of workshops will explore our understanding of space exploration in a cultural context.
An initiative that explores how people in the past used instruments, machines and equipment to achieve particular results.
This project looks beyond well-known individuals and the Royal Society to examine how modern science developed in 17th- and 18th-century London.
This project is making it easier to find out about railway worker accidents in Britain and Ireland in the early 20th century.
This project aims to experiment with how the museum’s two new strategies can be combined to create a new role for the museum in Bradford.
This project aims to contribute to sustainable energy use by addressing communication-related challenges in the energy and culture sector.