Dr Laura King

Dr Laura King

Associate Professor of Modern British History

0113 3439626

Summary: Interests in the history of health, gender, the family and the life cycle in everyday life in twentieth-century Britain

Location: Parkinson Building, Room 4.31b

Teaching Commitments: In 2017/18, I'm on research leave.

Collaboration and Engagement

Throughout my academic career, I have sought to work in collaboration with partners and publics outside higher education. Through my current project, Living with Dying, I am working with a number of different partners to consider how the history of death, dying and the dead might be used today.

I have been involved with and run a number of other projects, including:

- collaboration with the Thackray Medical Museum to co-produce with local parents an online exhibition about the history of childbirth;

- co-founder and co-director of the History & Policy Forum on Parenting

- 'We are what we keep' series of public activities exploring family archives, as part of the 2015 Being Human festival;

- collaboration with West Yorkshire Probation Services to examine the impact of becoming a father on male service users, and produce resources; 

- collaboration with heritage organisations to analyse how the digital influences the value of users' engagement with history and heritage

- working with the Tetley and a number of volunteers to explore the history of the Brewery in the First World War;

- a partnership with Babakas, a theatre company, in production of their theatre piece, Our Fathers;

- collaborating with Nine Arches Press and a number of fathers to publish a collection of poetry.

I'm always looking for new ways to collaborate with different partners and members of the public - please do get in touch if you think we could work together.