Young Producers illustration of Leonie

I’m involved with Shout Out Loud because I want to develop my knowledge of heritage policy and communication, and the project is helping me better understand the industry and build a toolkit for effecting change.

My first experience with the programme was a thought-provoking weekend in York, working with other Young Producers to come up with alternative – more inclusive – interpretation resources at an English Heritage site. I’ve loved participating in workshops, focus groups and digital events, and I’m looking forward to what’s next.

I’m a PhD researcher in History at the University of Sheffield. In my work I focus on examining emotions in seventeenth-century England, considering the role of objects and buildings in reinforcing marital love. I’m also interested in the way we experience historic buildings and spaces in the present, and I want to play a part in ensuring they are as accessible and exciting as they possibly can be.