The Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past 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.
Dr Sarah Rees Jones has been appointed as the new Director of IPUP. Professor Stuart Carroll, Head of the History Department says: "Sarah brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the post and has made a great success of the new MA in Public History. We congratulate her on her appointment and anticipate her taking IPUP forward in new and exciting directions."
Just published "York: The Making of a City 1068-1350" by IPUP Director, Sarah Rees Jones
Experiencing the Great War: Self-guided Walking Trail of York in World War I - For free digital products, map and further information click here
York Jewish History Walking Trail, podcasts and app - For free digital products, map and further information click here
Walking with the Romans - leaflet, map, podcasts and app for taking self-guided trail. For free digital products, map and further information click here
Film: Dan Snow talking at IPUP about why understanding the past on TV and the Internet matters in contemporary society.
This was the first lecture in the IPUP media speaker series. For further information and resources about Dan’s visit to IPUP, visit our dedicated page.