If you are interested in reading any of the publications below, but struggle to get hold of them, please let me know and I may be able to provide the text (I’ve linked to open access versions where I can below).


immersive storytelling book cover  Museums in the New Mediascape cover  Reprsentation cover  performing heritage cover  challenging history cover

Reviews of Museums in the New Mediascape: LSE Review of Books, International Journal of Heritage Studies, The Museums Journal and Museum and Society.


Galani, A. and Kidd, J. 2019. Evaluating digital cultural heritage ‘In the wild’: The case for reflexivityJournal on Computing and Cultural Heritage 12(1), article number: 5.

James, al. 2019. [open access] Awe or empathy, fast or slow? Articulating impacts from contrasting mobile experiencesMuseums and the Web

Kidd, J. 2019. [open access] With New Eyes I See: embodiment, empathy and silence in digital heritage interpretationInternational Journal of Heritage Studies 25(1), pp. 54-66.

Kidd, J. and Sayner, J. 2019. Intersections of silence and empathy in heritage practiceInternational Journal of Heritage Studies 25(1)

Kidd, J, 2018, [open access] ”Immersive’ Heritage Encounters’The Museum Review 3(1).

Kidd, J, and Sayner, J, 2018, [open access] ‘Unthinking Remembrance? Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red and the Significance of Centenaries’. Cultural Trends.

Kidd, J. 2018. [open access] A maturing of immersive experiencesMuseum Identity Magazine 22, pp. 26-26.

Kidd, J, and Cardiff, R. 2017. [open access] ‘‘A space of negotiation’: Visitor Generated Content and Ethics at Tate‘. Museum and Society 15(1) pp. 43-55.

Kidd, J, 2017, [open access] ‘Debating contemporary museum ethics: reporting Sekhemka‘. International Journal of Heritage Studies 23(6), pp. 493-505.

Bennett, L and Kidd, J, 2017, [open access] ‘Myths About Media Studies: The Construction of Media Studies Education in the British Press‘. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 31(2), pp. 163-176.

Kidd, J, 2017, ‘Review: Angela McRobbie, 2016, Be Creative. Cambridge & MA: Polity Press‘. European Journal of Cultural Studies.

Kidd, 2017, ‘Pause and Disrupt: Asking difficult questions about formal ethics review‘.  Symbolic Interaction.

Kidd, J, 2015, ‘Gaming for Affect: Museum online games and the embrace of empathy‘. Journal of Curatorial Studies 4(3). PDF: gaming-for-affect_kidd

Kidd, J, 2014, ‘Life Online’, National Media Museum, Bradford, EnglandThe Senses and Society. Vol. 9(1) pp.118-124.

Kidd, J, 2013, ‘Review:  Hot Topics, Public Culture, Museums, Fiona Cameron and Lynda Kelly (eds)‘. Curator: The Museum Journal. Vol 56 (2).

Kidd, J, 2011, ‘Challenging History: reviewing debate within the heritage sector on the ‘challenge’ of history‘. Museum and Society, 9(3)Leicester:The University of Leicester.

Kidd, J. 2011. ‘Performing the knowing archive: heritage performance and authenticity’. The International Journal of Heritage Studies 17(1). 22-35. PDF: Kidd_IJHS_post-review

Kidd, J. 2011. ‘Enacting Engagement Online: Framing Social Media Use for the Museum’. Information, Technology and People. Vol. 24 no1. 64-77. PDF: ITP_Kidd_post-review

Kidd, J. 2011. ‘Are New Media Democratic?’ Journal of Cultural Policy, Criticism and Management No 5.

Kidd, J. 2009. ‘Multimedia Narratives: co-production between museums and their audiences’. Journal of Cultural Policy, Criticism and Management No.4

Kidd, J. 2006. ‘Filling the Gaps?: Interpreting museum collections through performance’. Journal of Museum Ethnography, 19. PDF: Filling the gaps

Kidd, J. 2005. ‘Capture Wales: Digital Storytelling at the BBC.’ Cyfrwng: Wales Media Journal.


Huws, S, John, A and Kidd, J, forthcoming, ‘Traces – Olion: Creating a bilingual ‘subtlemob’ for National Museum Wales’ in The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites. Routledge.

Kidd, J, 2019, ‘Unprecedented times? Shifting press perceptions on museums and activism’ in Sandell and Janes (eds) Museums and Activism.

Kidd, J, 2019, ‘Digital media ethics and museum communication’ in Drotner, Dziekan, Parry and Schrøder (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Museums and Media. Routledge.

Kidd, J, 2018, ‘Transmedia’ entry in Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Sociology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Kidd, J, 2018, ‘Transmedia Heritage’ in Matthew Freeman and Renira Rampazzo Gambarato (eds) The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies. Routledge.

Kidd, J, 2017, ‘Public heritage and the promise of the digital’ in Angela Labrador and Neil Asher Silberman (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Public Heritage Theory and Practice. OUP.

Kidd, J, 2017, ‘Digital Storytelling’ in Kylie Peppler (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopaedia of Out-of-School Learning. SAGE.

Kidd, J, 2017, ‘Using Virtual Reality to Preserve the Past’ in The Museum Blog Book. MuseumsEtc.

Kidd, J, 2014, ‘Introduction to Challenging Histories’ in Kidd, J. Cairns, S. Drago, A. Ryall, A. and Stearn, M. (editors). 2014. Challenging History in the MuseumAshgate: Surrey. [PDF: Introduction]

Kidd, J, 2012, ‘The museum as narrative witness: heritage performance and the production of narrative space’ in McLeod, Suzanne, Hourston Hanks, Laura and Hale, Jonathan (eds) Museum Making: Narratives, Architectures, Exhibitions. Routledge.

Kidd, J, Ntalla, I and Lyons, W. 2011. ‘Multi-touch interfaces in museum spaces: reporting preliminary findings on the nature of interaction’ in Ciolfi, L., Scott, K., and Barbieri, S. (Eds.) 2011, “Proceedings of the International Conference “Re-thinking Technology in Museums 2011: Emerging Experiences”, ISBN/S 1-905952-31-7 978-1-905952-31-1 University of Limerick, Ireland

Hughes, J, with Kidd, J, and McNamara, C. 2011. ‘Applied Theatre: Interdisciplinarity and the research of practice’ in Kershaw, B, and Nicholson, H, Research Methods in Theatre and Performance. Edinburgh:Edinburgh University Press.

Kidd, J. 2010. ‘The Costume of Openness: heritage performance as a participatory cultural practice’ in Jackson, A, and Kidd, J, Performing Heritage Manchester: MUP.

Kidd, J. 2009. ‘Digital Storytelling and the performance of memory’ in Garde-Hansen, J, Hoskins, A, and Reading, A, Save as… Media and Memory. Palgrave Macmillan

Jackson, A., Kidd, J. 2009. ‘Cultivating audience engagement in Museum Theatre:  A case study’ in J. Shu & P. Chan (Eds.), Planting trees of drama with global vision in local knowledge: IDEA 2007 dialogues (pp. 240-254).  Hong Kong: TEFO & IATC.

Meadows, D, and Kidd, J. 2009. ’Capture Wales, The BBC Digital Storytelling project’ in Hartley, J, and McWiliam, K, Story Circle: Digital Storytelling around the world. Wiley-Blackwell.

Kidd, J. 2009. ‘Capture Wales Digital Storytelling: Community Media meets the BBC’ in Rodriguez, C, Kidd, D, and Stein, L, (eds) Making Our Media. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Hughes, C, Jackson, A, and Kidd, J. 2006. ‘The Role of Theater in Museums and Historic Sites: Visitors, Audiences, and Learners’ in Bresler, D. International Handbook of Research in Arts Education.


Huws, J, John, A and Kidd, J, 2018, evaluation of the Traces project, unpublished.

Kidd, J, and Westwater, Carrie, 2016, mid-term evaluation for the Wales for Peace project, unpublished.

Kidd, J, 2011, paper at the National Portrait Gallery Philosophy Salon on Challenging History.  ‘Challenging Portraiture’ paper.

Kidd, J, 2009, evaluation report for the City of London Festival (unpublished)

Kidd, J, 2009, Mapping document and research report for MLA Challenging History project Challenging-History-Appendices Challenging-History-Summative-Document Challenging-History-executive-summary

Jackson, Anthony and Kidd, Jenny ‘Performance, Learning and Heritage’ final report, November 2008.

Kidd, Jenny, Imagine Their Shadows. Evaluation of Manchester Museum Early Years output, June 2007.

Kidd, J. 2002-2004. Digital Stories produced with the BBC (published on BBC website at and the Centre for Digital Storytelling, Berkeley University.


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