Hello there! I’m Victoria Kurtz and I am a history major and a soon to be graduate from the University of Pittsburgh. I have travelled to London this semester (spring 2017) to both study and participate in an internship before I graduate this spring! This internship at the archive has helped me realize that through researching different topics from countless sources, working with a close knit team over three months, and learning new skills are all important to me and I will continue to use these skills in future careers. My future career intentions are to work in a museum or an archive setting, in helping to preserve artefacts for the public for years to come. This project was extremely interesting not only considering it was focused on the local history within Westminster, but that the project was tailored to children’s interests as well. I have thoroughly enjoyed researching places and items that related to Samuel Godley, as well as learning how to work within an archive and the techniques that go along with that.
I studied History of Art at the University of Manchester. I have recently moved to London from Ghana’s Upper East region where she worked with Sirigu Women’s Organisation for Pottery and Arts promoting communications and digitisation.
I hope to continue working in museums and archives, in particular supporting accessibility to people of all backgrounds.
I was particularly drawn to the Saving Samuel Godley project because it humanises a period of history that is usually taught in terms of grand overarching themes and an area of London that is often thought of as impersonal. I have especially enjoyed discovering more about the history of London and its rapidly changing urban structure. I have also enjoyed working with children studying under the creative curriculum and seeing the very positive response to this approach to history!
Hello, my name is Megan Perry and I am interning at the Archives for the Spring Quarter. I am a third year history major with an education minor at the University of California, Davis.
I came to England to immerse myself in the culture and history of this wonderful place and am so glad to be doing so at the Westminster Archives. I look forward to learning about what it is to work in the archival field and how to curate important history for children.
I want to go into history education and really welcome this experience to better get a glimpse into the archival aspect of that.
Hello! I’m Jasmine Hahm and I’m currently a third year at University of California, Berkeley. I’m studying international relations with a minor in education, and will be interning here this summer. In the future, I hope to work within the sphere of government and politics and go on to earn a teaching credential. The Archives is a fascinating place to start – by adapting complex historical documents pertaining to our local government for children, this is a very unique synthesis of the two goals that I have for my career.
I came to intern at London over the summer for a fresh perspective as to how history education is presented to students around the UK. I’m thrilled to see that at the Archives, we are continually searching for fun and engaging ways to demonstrate complex historical facts to children. With that said, I’m excited to see what the Archives has in store for me this summer!
I studied History of Art at University of York, focusing on post-war architecture in North London.
I moved to London after graduating and at the moment I am working on a project with Lambeth Archives and Longfield Hall, looking into how we can get young people more involved with archiving there.
I hope to continue working in an archive setting, helping to make the information, amenities and resources of archives accessible to more people, especially young people.
I was therefore particularly interested in volunteering on the Samuel Godley project, as it seemed an interactive and exciting way of teaching children about their local history, whilst using the archive’s resources.
I am an intern at the Westminster Archives for the fall of 2017. I study Art History, Italian, and French at Florida State University with the intention of applying these to a career in museums or archives. I have a passion for late 19th and early 20th century art, specifically the Impressionist movements due to their similarity to my own art that focuses on capturing the beauty of movement and diversity of light. I’ve always wanted to live in London at some point in my life and I look forward to learning about the archival field through first-hand experience in this historically diverse city. I’m excited to apply this experience and research toward my goal of making more history accessible to a wider public!
Hello! I’m Emily Wade and I’m studying elementary education in my third year as a student at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
This semester, spring 2018, I am studying at Birkbeck, University of London and interning at Westminster Archives. I decided to study and intern in London because I have family here and I wanted to further immerse myself in the culture and history of the city.
I am thrilled to learn more about the history of London through Westminster Archives. I look forward to participating in engaging activities that instill a passion for learning in students.
I hope to be able to apply what I learn here to my future career in teaching!