Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past

Current Research Projects

 

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ChartEx: Developing new ways of exploring digital historical records

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York Jewish History Walking Trail, podcasts and app - for free map and trail details click here

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Walking with the Romans - Trail, podcasts and app - for free map and trail details click here

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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.

‘Being Human’ York chosen to participate in UK's first Festival of the Humanities Click for details
WW1 iconExperiencing the Great War: Self-guided Walking Trail of York in World War I - For free map and trail details
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Public History MA candidate Robert Porter Read students' blogs on their MA Public History Placements
Link to Public History MA
Within the Walls Team photoWithin the Walls AHRC project with the City of York to critically assess the heritage values that apply to York's historic environment - Click here
Portrait of Richard III, UnknownRichard III: Rumour & Reality. A new website to host a wealth of evidence-based information on Richard's connections with the North - Click here