In February, Victoria and Katrina participated in an engaged discussion at the University of Huddersfield with other PhD students and talked about the challenges of working with others in PhD research which focuses on history or heritage. Co-production (roughly) is a model which researchers use as a method of sharing power with others, creating collaborative aims, co-generating data and analysis: an example very close to home is the York: Living with History project.
However, whilst this model can empower and transform both researchers and non-researchers, there are also many difficulties. The fruits of the group discussion can be found at Professor Paul Ward’s website.
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