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 between the University and museums, galleries, heritage and media organisations, the Institute draws together researchers, practitioners and audiences.
Dr Sarah Rees Jones
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Our MA in Public History gives you the chance to get industry experience promoting history to a public audience. This could be a museum, historic house, archive, period reconstruction, or TV, film or web production company.
Part-time internships for postgraduates at the University of York. An opportunity to develop your skills, experience and CV.
Posted on Tuesday 6 January 2015
IPUP's awards for the top students graduating from the MA in Public History in 2014 were made to Elizabeth Spencer and Lauren Bray.
Posted on Tuesday 21 October 2014
University of York to host ‘Within the Walls’ for inaugural Humanities Festival
Posted on Tuesday 8 July 2014
IPUP Research Associate Jessica Moody will join the University of Portsmouth as Lecturer in Modern History and Heritage this September
Researching how the Great War is being remembered in Yorkshire during the centenary.
Developing a new website to host a wealth of information on Richard III's connections with the north.
Explaining how and why racism in Jamaica was suppressed in national narratives.
A 3-5 year project which will critically assess the various heritage values that apply to York's historic environment.
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