RESEARCH TEAM

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PROFESSOR NICKY MARSH

Professor Nicky Marsh is Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She is also the Director of the Southampton Institute of Arts and Humanities. She researches contemporary cultural economies, with a particular attention to money, currency, and gender. 
She is the author of Credit Culture: the politics of money in the American novel of the 1970s and co-editor of Show me the Money: the Visual History of Finance. Her previous projects include the AHRC-funded History of Financial Advice.

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PROFESSOR CATHERINE CLARKE

Catherine Clarke is Professor and Director of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community at the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, where she is also Director of the Victoria County History of England. Catherine’s research interests include uses of heritage in place-making today; she has led several large projects linking research, public engagement and co-production, and urban regeneration (for example, in Chester and Swansea) and, recently, the St Thomas Way.  Recent publications include Medieval Cityscapes Today (2019) and The St Thomas Way and the Medieval March of Wales: Exploring Place, Heritage, Pilgrimage (2020).

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PROFESSOR WILL MAY

Dr Will May is a Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Southampton. Will’s research interests include the practices and poetics of mentoring, influence and collaboration in modern British poetry, and the social networks and structures that support creative work. He is currently AHRC Leadership Fellow on Invisible Mentors, a collaboration with ArtfulScribe

and Winchester Poetry Festival exploring the role of mentoring in the creative industries. Previous collaborations include StoryPlaces, a digital story-telling project working with heritage organisations in London, Southampton, and Bournemouth.

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MICHAEL HOWCROFT

Michael is completing his PhD in Human Geography at the University of Hull. His research investigates links between political culture and cultural behaviour, with a particular focus on emotional/affective governance, culture and community . Prior to academia, Michael was an actor and theatre director and has developed creative methodologies in his research practices.