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About our Research Impact

At Southampton, we are extremely keen to engage the broader public in our research. These engagements take many different forms: presenting our work in public study days, writing articles for popular magazines, newspapers and news blogs, appearing on television, advising policy-makers, developing interactive websites and databases and organizing exhibitions. Click on the links below to explore some of our public-facing research activities.

Agincourt 600
Agincourt 600

Agincourt

Professor Anne Curry was the academic co-chair of Agincourt 600, which was established to encourage and co-ordinate commemoration of the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.

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Resolution and Adventure with fishing craft in Matavai Bay- William Hodges
Resolution and Adventure with fishing craft in Matavai Bay- William Hodges

An Empire of Islands

A collaboration between Southampton historian Dr John McAleer, Dr Douglas Hamilton of Sheffield Hallam University, and the National Maritime Museum to explore the role played by islands in shaping the British Empire.

 

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Mr Gulbenkian
Mr Gulbenkian

More than Mr. Five Per Cent: The Life of Calouste Gulbenkian (1869-1955)

A project exploring the life and legacy of the Anglo-Armenian oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian, who helped establish the firms we know today as Royal Dutch-Shell and Total, and personally owned 5% of Middle East oil production - hence his moniker, "Mr Five Per Cent".

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Music and the Holocaust by Dr Shirli Gilbert
Music and the Holocaust

Music and the Holocaust

This website explores the role played by music in daily life in Europe under Nazism, both for those who supported the regime and those who were its victims.

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Slavery and Revolution
Slavery and Revolution

Slavery and Revolution

A website about slavery in Jamaica during the Age of Revolution (1770-1820). The site, developed by Southampton historian Dr Christer Petley, uses a blogging format to showcase excerpts from letters written by Simon Taylor (1738-1813), a slaveholder and plantation owner who lived in Jamaica during a period characterized by revolution, war, and imperial reform.

 

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Thena
Thena

THET Ethiopia NCD Alliance

A collaboration between the University of Southampton and other partners to improve health care for Ethiopians afflicted by non-communicable diseases.

 

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Tudor Ship
Tudor Ship

The Merchant Fleet of Late Medieval and Tudor England, 1400-1580

A free-to-access website which allows users to search a database of c.53,000 ship-voyages undertaken by English, Welsh, and Channel Islands merchant ships between 1400 and 1580. It was developed by Southampton historian Dr Craig Lambert with funding provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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Vigiles du roi Charles VII
Vigiles du roi Charles VII

The Soldier in Later Medieval England

A free-to-use database containing the names of soldiers serving the English crown between 1369 and 1453. It was developed by Southampton historian Professor Anne Curry in collaboration with Henley Business School at the University of Reading.

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The Virtual Magic Bowl Webpage
The Virtual Magic Bowl Webpage

The Virtual Magic Bowl Archive

An online collection of Aramaic incantation bowls from Sasanian Mesopotamia, an important primary source for studying the everyday beliefs and practices of the Jewish, Christian, Mandaean, Manichaean, Zoroastrian and Pagan communities on the eve of the Islamic conquests. This collection was first developed by Southampton historian Professor Dan Levene.

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