Researching Abroad

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Ben Fuggle and Ryan Clarke

Archival research can be challenging at the best of times but doing it in another country is a very different experience! While the opportunity to travel to work is an immense privilege the pursuit of historical sources can often lead to unforeseen occurrences, questionable culinary experiences among other things. Such are the tribulations of doing history abroad.

In this talk Ben and Ryan will discuss the trials and tribulations of researching abroad, drawing on their (often contrasting) experiences in Belize/Spain and Zimbabwe respectively. It will focus on the nitty gritty practical aspects of planning and carrying out research. Additional they will emphasize their experiences acclimatising and working/living in other countries. Finally, they will reflect on why international research is important when studying history.