History, University of Leicester
My project is the first to compare the testimonies of maimed soldiers and war widows found in Ireland’s 1641 Depositions www.1641.tcd.ie/ with the narratives found in petitions of maimed soldiers and war widows in England and Wales, published at www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Conflict, Welfare and Memory’ collaborative project led by the University of Leicester.
At this moment, it aims to answer the following questions:
'The Storming of Leicester, May 1645' (Forthcoming)
An article was submitted to the East Midlands History and Heritage Magazine, and is expected to be published in its summer 2020 issue, coronavirus pandemic allowing.
I have acquired a place to present a paper at the Burial of the Unknown Warrior: Military burials from Ancient to Modern conference at Manchester Metropolitan University, 6-7th November 2020 (coronavirus pandemic allowing), to present a paper on communities of bereavement in the 1641 Depositions.
Muckute, Oresta (2017; Reading, England), ‘Framing Political Issues on the Eve of the English Civil Wars’. Poster presented at the conference for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme.
'Civil War Characters' resource page for The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society, 2020
Using University of Leicester's Fairclough portrait collection, I wrote 20+ short biographies of important characters from Civil-War Yorkshire. It is accessibe not only to the members of YAHS, but also the public on their website.
Co-investigator for the Obtained ESRC Impact Accelerator Award, 2020
I was a co-applicant and subsequent co-investigator for this Award of £2,000, for a project titled ‘Representing disability: viewing contemporary disability through a Shakespearian lens’ for the National Social Science Week, which is now online here: https://www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk/representing-disability-in-shakespeares-world/
Teacher training session for Hodder Education
I am currently planning a teacher training session for Hodder Education for the local history part of the KS3 history curriculum, to be delivered in June 2021.
Early modern history
Public engagement with history