Polly Bowerman
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Polly Bowerman

Public HistorianTattenhall, Chester CH3, UK
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Polly Bowerman

Public HistorianTattenhall, Chester CH3, UK
About me
I am currently an M. Phil Public History and Cultural Heritage candidate at Trinity College, Dublin. I am a recent First-Class BA (Hons) History graduate from the University of Liverpool. My latest research focuses on the politics of public experimental archaeology and its use as a means of community participation. I am particularly interested in themes of class, gender and sharing authority. I am currently seeking opportunities within the cultural heritage and museums sector. I aim to apply my public history training to revise the format of contemporary public engagement and empower a more representative segment of society to take ownership of their shared cultural heritage.
Projects
  • Volunteer Explainer
    Volunteer Explainer- Volunteering as an Explainer: Welcoming visitors to a Bronze Age Roundhouse reconstruction being built at English Heritage's Beeston Castle site. - Responsibilities included welcoming visitors of all ages and backgrounds to the site and introducing them to the history of the site and the experimental archaeology ethos underlying the project. - This required an in-depth knowledge of the local area and its relation to Beeston as well as strong interpersonal skills.
  • Holocaust Education Trust "Lessons From Auschwitz"
    Holocaust Education Trust "Lessons From Auschwitz"
  • Shout Out Loud
    Shout Out Loud- As of 2020 I have been involved in English Heritage's 'Shout Out Loud' programme which aims to engage young people between 16 and 25 in the heritage sector - This included collaborating in creating artworks and testimony for their social media platforms
Work history
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    Content CreatorCentury Ireland
    Dublin, IrelandInternship
    - Social Media Content production for Anglo-Irish Treaty Debates coverage - Created incisive and visually stimulating quote cards which commemorated the passions and politics of the Anglo-Irish Treaty debates of the Second Dáil
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    English Heritage logo
    Volunteer Explainer Beeston CastleEnglish Heritage
    Chapel Ln, Tarporley CW6 9TX, UKPart Time
    - Volunteering as an Explainer: Welcoming visitors to a Bronze Age Roundhouse reconstruction being built at English Heritage's Beeston Castle site. - Responsibilities included welcoming visitors of all ages and backgrounds to the site and introducing them to the history of the site and the experimental archaeology ethos underlying the project. - This required an in-depth knowledge of the local area and its relation to Beeston as well as strong interpersonal skills. - As of 2020 I have been involved in English Heritage's 'Shout Out Loud' programme which aims to engage young people between 16 and 25 in the heritage sector - This included collaborating in creating artworks and testimony for their social media platforms
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Skills
  • Critical Analysis
  • Academic Writing
  • Co-directing
  • Project Conception
  • Community Engagement
  • Public Engagement
  • Public Design
  • Academic Editing
  • Academic Research
  • Project Management
Education
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    Master of Philosophy - (MPhil.) in Public History and Cultural HeritageTrinity College Dublin
    Dublin, Ireland
    - Thesis: ‘The human connection’: Sharing Authority for Social Sustainability in 21st century Public Experimental Archaeology - Modules: o Saving the Past: Contemporary Issues in Cultural Heritage o Institutions in Ireland and the Wider World: History, Memory and Public Representation o Remembering, Reminding and Forgetting: Public History, Cultural Heritage o Dissertation (Public History) o Internship - Remembering, Reminding and Forgetting: Practical Experience o Consuming History: Media, Markets and the Past o Field Trip (Public History) o Practitioner Workshops
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) The University of Liverpool
     - Liverpool, United Kingdom
    - Graduated with First Class Honours - Dissertation achieving First Class (80%). Dissertation title ‘Veiled Ladies in Court’: Authority and Illegitimacy in Edwardian London, 1901 – 10. Focused on gender theory, class politics and eugenic theories to analyse the evolving role of illegitimacy in early 20th century political economy. Supervised by Prof. Andrew Davies.
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Awards
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    Bishop Chavasse Award (2019)The University of Liverpool
    Awarded for academic excellence in second year History undergraduate studies.
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    History Student of the Year (2017)Christleton High School