January 2014: EUROTAST fellow Jessica Hendy wins “Inspiring Minds” research showcase poster competition

January 2014: EUROTAST fellow Jessica Hendy wins “Inspiring Minds” research showcase poster competition

Can you make your research visually appealing and accessible to a non-specialist audience?

EUROTAST fellow Jessica Hendy took on this challenge for the University of York’s 50th anniversary campaign. The requirements for the posters included that should be visually appealing with a coherent design sense, provide an appropriate balance of graphics and text, put across a clear message regarding the interdisciplinary nature or potential scope of their work, and be appropriately accessible for a lay audience.

Jessica’s poster, Discovering the Diseases of Slavery, shows how her research combining archaeology and biology provides not only vital information about infectious diseases in the past, but also data relevant for combating modern day epidemics.

In the final round of the competition, Discovering the Diseases of Slavery was awarded best poster for the arts and humanities by the University of York. A full-resolution copy can be downloaded from this link:

http://eurotast.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Inspiring-Minds-Jessica-Hendy-Final.pdf

 

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