‘How to be Rural’: Agricultural Instruction in the MERL Collection
For the last six weeks I have been working on the ‘How to be Rural’ UROP project, which aimed to begin research into the niche genre of agricultural manuals and handbooks. I have spent my time working in the reading room at the Museum of English Rural Life and looking through the shelves in the MERL and Special Collections library.
Offences against the person? Tracing hidden LGB histories through Berkshire court records and archives
Amy Hitchings and George Stokes
For the past three weeks, we have been working on an undergraduate research internship: tracing hidden LGB histories through Berkshire County records from 1861 until 1919.
Armchair Travellers: Collecting Travel Books in the Seventeenth Century
During the last 6 weeks as part of the UROP scheme at the University I have been working in Special Collections housed at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL). Whilst there, I worked with my supervisors in the English Department, Michelle O’Callaghan and Chloe Houston to create a catalogue of Early Modern travel writing.