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Media Work

Research-related projects covered in various media include:

  • a course of five video lectures on the German Reformation recorded for the MASSOLIT website aimed at sixth form students (November 2015)
  • report on the IEHCA's 'Food & Drink StudiesLink opens in a new window' summer university in the Tours newspaper / media platform La Nouvelle RépubliqueLink opens in a new window (6 September 2016)
  • an article on historical drinking cultures for the Worber Post newspaper in the Canton of Bern (no 12, p. 6; 21 October 2016)
  • an interview with the BBC News websiteLink opens in a new window exploring the historical evolution of Coventry's relationship with Warwickshire & West Midlands counties (26 October 2016) is picked up by the Coventry TelegraphLink opens in a new window (4 November)
  • a podcast discussion with Bryan Brazeau on 'The Renaissance from BelowLink opens in a new window' (24 November 2016)
  • an assessment of Luther's Ninety-Five Theses on the occasion of their quincentenary for the Modern History ReviewLink opens in a new window aimed at A-level students (vol. 19, issue 4, April 2017)
  • launching a series of blog posts from IEHCA Summer UniversityLink opens in a new window participants on food & drink studies for 'The Recipes Project' (7 November 2017)
  • helping actress Marta Dusseldorp explore her Swiss ancestry for 'Who do you think you are?Link opens in a new window' Australia, particularly Rosina Probst who ran the Bear inn at Ins around 1880, shortly before her daughter Lina emigrated to Australia (filmed in November 2018 and screened on 14 May 2019)
  • participating in a 'Roundtable' TRT World TV panel debate on the fall of the Berlin wall moderated by David Foster (7 November 2019)
  • discussing the impact of Brexit on researchers from Europe for the Journal Panorama programme of Austrian national radio station Ö1 (16 January 2020)
  • offering 'expert comments' on the upgrade in listed status of historic drinking premises and proposals for the post-lockdown reopening of public houses in England (Warwick Uni Press Office, 7 February 2020 and 23 June 2020)
  • providing historical context on pub licensing hours for a feature story of Swiss daily newspaper Der Bund (12 June 2020, p. 15)
  • guiding a Virtual Tour of the county town of Warwick as part of an online 'History Walks' series (October 2020)
  • introducing the FEAST! theme in the University of Warwick's Resonate Festival for Coventry UK City of Culture on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire (10 November 2021):
    and commenting on the Berkswell Feast Food Fair for the Coventry Observer (24 March 2022)
  • advising US TV genealogy series Finding Your RootsLink opens in a new window about the Swiss Peasants' War to contextualize an ancestor of US singer Cindy Lauper (season 9, episode aired on 24 January 2023)


Insight into the interactive nature of tavern field work at the Munich Oktoberfest in 2006. Photo: C. Stein.


ambulatory_interpretation_of_berkswell_church._pic_by_paula_mcbride.jpgTaking members of the public on an 'ambulatory interpretation' of Berkswell church during the 2013 Parish Symposium. Photo: P. McBride.


lg_bk_beitrag_pic_gallus_bucher.jpgAddressing the Landsgemeinde held in St Marcellus Gersau on 2 February 2014. Pic: G. Bucher.



Fancy a bubbly? A historical take on changing drinking fashions: cover picture for my ConversationLink opens in a new window article of 25 August 2016.


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With Marta Dusseldorp at the Bear in Ins

With Marta Dusseldorp at the Bear inn (Ins / Bern) in November 2018.


Introducing the 'Feast Food Fair' held at Berkswell church on 25-26 March 2022. Clip: Dan Watts/Lyndsay Smith.