CANAL HIS­TORY RE­SEARCHER

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Dr Jodie Matthews, from the Univer­sity of Hud­der­s­field, has been ap­pointed as the Canal & River Trust’s first ever Hon­orary Re­search Fel­low. She will work with the Trust’s mu­se­ums and ar­chives to pro­mote greater pub­lic ap­pre­ci­a­tion, new re­search and un­der­stand­ing of the im­por­tance of Bri­tain’s wa­ter­ways. She has be­gun to es­tab­lish a new Canal Re­search Net­work, bring­ing academics, her­itage pro­fes­sion­als and en­thu­si­asts to­gether to talk about new ap­proaches to ex­plor­ing wa­ter­ways his­tory and re­search.

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