Current research focuses on new ways of conceptualising and presenting the educational past through consideration of issues relating to space, design, technology, the visual in education, artefacts and identity formation.
Current research projects include:
AHRC Knowledge Transfer Fellowship 2007-2009: Birmingham Stories: from communities of interpretation to communities of understanding
AHRC award 2012-2016 Cultural Intermediation: connecting communities in the creative urban economy led by Dr Phil Jones, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Geography at the University of Birmingham.
AHRC Museums and Galleries Research Grant award 2008-2010, ‘Suburban Birmingham: spaces and places: 1880-1960’ with Dr Richard Clay and Dr Fran Barry
British Academy 2009-2010, ‘Documentary Film in Educational Research’ with Dr Paul Warmington, Professor Martin Lawn, Dr Catherine Burke, Professor Frank Simon, Dr Bruno Vanobbergen, Dr Angelo van Gorp and Dr Jeremy Howard.
‘Children’s Lives’ research for an exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in 2012.
Research exchange and impact
Ian has led the Birmingham Stories project which was concerned with facilitating a dialogue between the academy, heritage practitioners and wider community audiences through a shared engagement with existing historical research produced from local, national and international archive resources available in the City of Birmingham.
Braster, S., Grosvenor, I. and del Mar de Pozo, M. (eds) (2012) Inside the Black Box of the Classroom. Berlin: Peter Lang, pp 330.
Grosvenor, I. (2012) To Act on the Minds of Children’: Paintings into School and English Education’ in Braster, S., Grosvenor, I. and del Mar de Pozo, M. (eds) Inside the Black Box of the Classroom, Berlin: Peter Lang, 39-58
Grosvenor, I. and Hall, A (2012) Back to School from a holiday in the slums!: images, words and inequalities, Critical Social Policy, 32, 1, 11-30. Doi: 10.1177/0261018311425197
Goodman, J. and Grosvenor, I (2011) The history of education: a curious case? In John Furlong and Martin Lawn (eds) Disciplines of Education. Their Role in the Future of Education Research Abingdon: Routledge, 67-84.
Myers, Kevin and Grosvenor, Ian (2011) Birmingham Stories: local histories of migration and settlement and the practice of history. Midland History, 36 (2). pp. 149-162. DOI: 10.1179/004772911X13074595848915
Myers, Kevin and Grosvenor, Ian (2011) Exploring supplementary education: margins, theories and methods. History of Education, 40 (4). pp. 501-521. DOI: 10.1080/0046760X.2010.529835
Warmington, P. Van Gorp, A. and Grosvenor, I. (2011) Education in motion: uses of documentary film in educational research Paedagogica Historica, 47, 4,457- 472. DOI: 10.1080/00309230.2011.588239
Warmington, P. and Grosvenor, I. (2011) A very historical mode of understanding': examining editorial and
ethnographic relations in The Primary (2008), Paedagogica Historica, 47, 4, 543-558 DOI:
Burke, C. and Grosvenor, I. (2011) The Hearing School: an exploration of sound and listening in the modern school, Paedagogica Historica, 47, 3., 323-340 DOI: 10.1080/00309230.2010.530273
Burke, C., Cunningham, P. and Grosvenor, I. (2010). Putting education in its place’: space, place and materialities in the history of education, History of Education, 39, 6, 677-80.
Full Publication list for Professor Ian Grosvenor from 2001 (PDF)