School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Paul Wright

Research Associate

Background

Background

My research background draws from cultural geography in the first instance, incorporating historiography, architecture and museology. The common theme running though my research can be summed up as how contemporary interests try and manage the existence and shape the forms of the past in the present day, and (conversely) how individuals of the past have tried to "manage their future remembering".

As Principal Investigator

  • War and the Moral Outdoors (funder: AHRC) - Principal Investigator and Lead Applicant, this project is described in more detail here.
  • Fizzywig the Pig (funder: Catherine Cookson Foundation) - Principal Investigator and Lead Applicant, this project aims to investigate the potential of performance as a means to teach complex (i.e. degree level) concepts to primary school children. In association with Cap-a-Pie.

As Co-Investigator

  • Bold Visitors (funder: Arts Council via NCCPE) - Co-investigator and Lead Applicant with David Errikson (Teesside) and Gemma Lewis (Durham): this project aims to investigate how the act of visiting a museum can be extended beyond looking at objects to "tinkering" with and altering those objects.

As Research Associate

  • Women and Leisure during the First World War - led by Dr Stacy Gillis and Dr Emma Short (School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University), this project is described in more detail here.
  • Postgraduates who teach - led by Dr Michael Barr (School of Geography Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University). 

Qualifications

PhD (2011) - Wales Aberystwyth

Contacting me

The nature of my work means that my office hours vary week to week, so in the first instance please e-mail me.



Research

Funding history (external):

Awarded to me by name as Principal Investigator and Lead Applicant...

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council: £18,666 (War and the Moral Outdoors, awarded through the Living Legacies funding node, Jan-Dec 2017)
Awarded to me as Co-Investigator and Lead Applicant...
  • Arts Council: £500 (Bold Visitors, awarded via the NCCPE, March-July 2016)

Funding history (institutional):

Awarded to me by name as Principal Investigator and Lead Applicant...

  • Catherine Cookson Foundation: £3580 (Fizzywig the Pig, July 2016 - July 2017)

Teaching

I was formerly a Teaching Fellow in the School of Geography Politics and Sociology at Newcastle and previously in the School of Geography at Leeds.

Although I have no teaching duties in my current role, former tutees are still welcome to e-mail me with reference requests.

Publications