Our Knowledge Exchange and Impact Activities

In addition to developing traditional scholarly outputs, inspired by the mission and remit of our funders we designed and pursued our research questions with the help of a wide range of non-academic external partners from the public, private, and third sectors.


We partnered with seven local schools across in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Under the guidance of our liaison history teachers, participating pupils developed projects, blog posts, and online exhibitions inspired by our sources and findings, enjoyed field trips to our partner museums and other heritage venues, and shared their work with their peers at a virtual schools conference:

Altes Gymnasium
Oldenburg, Germany

Gymnasium Neu Wulmstorf
Neu Wulmstorf, Germany

Oldenburg, Germany

U-Talent School Network
Utrecht, Netherlands

Nacka Gymnasium
Nacka, Sweden

King Edward VII School
Sheffield, UK

Museums and Heritage Organisations

Our World of Opiates pop-up exhibition at Amsterdam Central Station, co-created with the Poppi Drugs Museum.

We also worked with nine museums, archives, and other heritage organisations from each of our four countries, with whom we co-produced field trips for participating school pupils, hosted PhD studentships and internships, organised public-facing workshops, and collaborated on innovative physical and virtual exhibitions (including our own):


We also shared our findings with, and gained perspectives from, two drug policy organisations, mainly in the context of a fast talk webinar on the theme of intoxicants, regulation, and public space: