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Dr Charlotte Tupman

Public engagement

I'm always keen to bring digital humanities, digital history and epigraphy to non-specialist audiences.  I have run several Practical Epigraphy Workshops, which are open to the public as well as students and other interested parties, as part of my role as a steering committee member of the British Epigraphy Society, a charity which exists to advance education in the study of inscriptions, texts, and historical documents.

Recently I spoke at a public National Maritime Museum & Royal Observatory Greenwich event Transit to Hawai'i: behind the scenes with digital history and astronomy, which marked the launch of a new digital archive relating to the 1874 British expedition to Hawai'i to observe the Transit of Venus.  

I have given several public lectures and have presented to local history societies and schools (primary and secondary) on their local history and epigraphy.  The Digital Classicist and Digital History seminars that I co-organised in London are open to all, as are the majority of the EpiDoc workshops that I teach regularly.  

Press and local BBC radio coverage of my impact activities includes this newspaper article on a collaboration with Scarborough Museums Trust to help people engage with their local history via Scarborough's historical pageant. Many people attended the event, bringing photographs and stories passed down to them of performing in the town's 1912 pageant, and we gave a well-attended public talk in the evening. I was also involved in preparing the historical pageants exhibition at Bury St Edmunds as part of their Magna Carta 800 celebrations.