Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past

Current Research Projects

 

Within the Walls: AHRC project with Archaeology and City of York Council

ChartEx: Developing new ways of exploring digital historical records

Digital Heritage Trails in York

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Public History MA: Two new WRoCAH Scholarships for 2014

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Under the directorship of Dr Sarah Rees Jones, the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP) researches how narratives of the past function in our society and how identities are constructed in the present using the past.

Founded to promote partnerships and consultancies between museums, galleries, heritage and the media, the Institute draws together researchers, practitioners and audiences.

Wingspan Productions' three-part series “Ian Hislop’s Olden Days” will be shown on BBC2, from Wednesday 9 April at 9pm. 3 IPUP Interns were involved in historical research for the series
Greg JennerGREG Jenner: IPUP lecture "Lavish Dramas, Thoughtful Documentaries... Why making historical television is harder than you think"
WATCH IT HERE!
horrible histories imagePUBLIC LECTURES: IPUP series "Public History, Made in York"
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Trumpeting White Rabbit Two top students on the MA in Public History:
IPUP MA Awards announced

Public History MA candidate Sophie Vohra Read students' experiences of their Public History Placements
Link to Public History MA
Within the Walls Team photoWithin the Walls AHRC project. The University of York's departments of Archaeology and History in partnership with the City of York Council will critically assess the heritage values that apply to York's historic environment - Click here

WW1 iconExperiencing the Great War: Self-guided Walking Trail of York in World War I - For free digital products, map and further information click here

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York Jewish History Walking Trail, podcasts and app - For free digital products, map and further information click here

Roman skull and burial goods

Walking with the Romans - leaflet, map, podcasts and app for taking self-guided trail. For free digital products, map and further information click here