AHRC Award for Dr Tom Jackson
Dr Tom Jackson awarded the AHRC follow-on funding to investigate the educational impact of interconnecting Holocaust memorial sites and museums through immersive technologies.
Dr Tom Jackson has been awarded £100k by the AHRC for his project, ‘The educational impact of interconnecting Holocaust memorial sites and museums through immersive technologies’. The aim of this project is to deliver educational impact by using immersive technologies as a knowledge exchange platform that connects three Holocaust memorial sites and museums across Europe.
The original research project (Virtual Holocaust Memoryscapes: AH/R009449/1), evaluated the potential for a range of different immersive technologies to deepen visitor understanding of Holocaust memorial sites and museums. This follow-on funding will explore a new and unexpected pathway to impact: reconfiguring these immersive technologies as interconnected educational resources available across all three sites and museums.