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Dr Paul Young

Public engagement

In 2014 I designed and presented “The Adventure Story,” a strand of Empire: The Controversies of British Imperialism, an online MOOC run by the University of Exeter and Future Learn: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/empire#section-topics. Empire was commended at the Royal Historical Society’s inaugural Public History Prize, held in November 2015. In March 2012 I was the academic lead for the design and delivery of “Great Exhibitions, Great Debates”, a weekend event that formed part of the celebrations to mark the re-opening of Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum. In addition to study sessions in which academics and curators introduced the public to the Museum’s rich history and collections, the event featured a panel debate, “Victorian Values and 21st Century Britain”, chaired by the political journalist and broadcaster John Humphrys. I have also written for Northern Ireland’s contribution to the Venice Biennale (2005), presented at the Daphne Du Maurier Festival (2012), and acted as the academic advisor for The Gruesome Truth About the Victorians (Wayland, 2012).

Contribution to discipline

Peer reviewer (articles, monograph manuscripts and book proposals):

BRANCH (Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History); Broadview Press; Journal of British Studies; Journal of Commonwealth Studies; Literature Compass; Manchester University Press; Nineteenth-Century Studies; Oxford University Press; Routledge; Studies in Travel Writing; Victorian Review; Victorian Studies.

Editorial Advisory Board:

COVE (the Central Victorian Online Educator); H-Empire (a strand of H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online); UNITAS: International Journal of Advanced Research in Literature, Culture and Society.

Associate Fellowships:

Centre for Ethno-Political Studies, University of Exeter; Centre for Imperial and Global History, University of Exeter.