Student Projects working with IPUP Partners
To learn more about IPUP interns and their experiences, read the variety of
student blogs here
Internships in Public History, Summer 2013
Eligibility: Students currently registered at the University of York for MA, MPhil and PhD degrees in History, or one of its related graduate centres: CMS, CREMS, CECS, CModS, IPUP, IRS.
- Short, part-time internships intended to give graduate students an opportunity to develop their skills, experience and CVs in various different employment contexts.
Download further details and application form here.
Application deadline: 12 noon on Wednesday 1st May 2013.
- Wingspan Productions - Working with media production company, eligibility as above.
Download full details and application form here.
Application deadline: 12 noon on Wednesday 1st May 2013.
Public History MA Placements
Students taking the Public History MA have undertaken placements working on projects run by IPUP Partners: York Museums Trust, York Minster, Mansion House - City of York, Fairfax House, Hardwick Hall - Conversion Narratives Project, Goddards - National Trust, Borthwick Institute for Archives and the National Railway Museum.
Fairfax House - St George's Cinema
A number of students volunteered to research the history of St George's Cinema, located at Fairfax House from 1921 to 1965, and to work on an oral history project and exhibition about the cinema. The students worked as a team under the Director of Fairfax House, Hannah Phillip, and project adviser Nuala Morse. This followed on from the partnership with Fairfax House initiated in 2010, when several students also worked on the history of St George's to inform the programme for the inaugural Autumn film festival at Fairfax House “Silver Screen”, the first season showing Second World War era films.
York Museums Trust - History Trails
York Jewish History Trail
Students successfully completed the research and design of the York Jewish History Trail, launched on Holocaust Memorial Day, 27th January 2012. Working with York Museums Trust IPUP students went on to develop a printed leaflet and downloadable podcast (audio tour). See these resources, including the leaflet, podcast and youtube videos, on IPUP's Jewish Trail webpage.
Roman History Trail
Following the success of the York Jewish History Trail, IPUP students worked with York Museums Trust and City Archaeologist John Oxley, to research two more historic trails around York: Roman York and York in the First World War. Walking with the Romans: Daily Life in Eboracum, has been produced as a leaflet, app and podcast - find these on the Roman Trail webpage.
Experiencing the Great War: York in World War One
Students designed and piloted a new trail to tell the history of York during World War One. Eight sites were researched for a walking tour, and students learnt how to script and record the audio for a podcast, launching the product with the public at the Yorkshire Museum in September 2012. Download the leaflet, app and podcast from the IPUP-World War One webpage.
York Museums Trust - Museum Gardens Project
Students helped research and design new interpretation panels and leaflets for visitors to York Museum Gardens. Students conducted research on the History of the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens - the Botanic Gardens, Roman Remains, Medieval Abbey and St Leonard’s Hospital. These panels are now on display in the vaults of St Leonard's Hospital just inside the main entrance to Museum Gardens. Students also worked on a new trail for visitors to appreciate the history of the landscape gardening focusing on “Champion Trees”.
University of York Sunday at the Yorkshire Museum
IPUP interns piloted their projects with the public on Sunday 26th June 2011, at the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens - a celebration of the range of projects generated by University of York students working with York Museums Trust. Students offered food for the body and brain in a series of interpretation sessions and new trails, all designed to tempt the public to explore the past in innovative ways. From bugs under the microscope to measuring champion trees, from the humorous to the horrific, there was something for all the family.
This event formed part of the York Festival of Ideas.
Revolutionary Fashion 1790 -1820 - Exhibition research
Three IPUP interns worked towards the museum's second exhibition exploring Georgian fashion (following on from 'Dress to Impress' in 2010). The exhibition drew on a range of museum collections to give a
broader picture to the fashions of the Regency period.and explore the revolutionary way in which fashion was changing under the sweeping political, economic and technological changes brought about by the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. The exhibition opened on 26th August 2011.
Keeping a Georgian Christmas at Fairfax House - Exhibition research and development
Students conducted research on the records and material objects of the Georgian period to support authentic presentation and exhibition materials for the 2011 Christmas exhibition at Fairfax House.
York Minster Object Project - Research and Interpretation
Interns helped to research and design new interpretations for items exhibited in the York Minster Undercroft. Students learnt how to research and write a curatorial object report, and also experienced the challenge of writing a web page to communicate their research to a wider public. See students' Object Reports and the Resources webpage for further background.
York Museums Trust 'History of York Website' project
An excellent project for self-motivated students to learn to translate their historical research and writing skills for the web. Students took on York themes to research and write-up and illustrate to be produced as webpages. See the results on the History of York webpage (www.historyofyork.org.uk), and the Resources webpage and student feedback for further background.
Nutopia - London media production company
Several interns joined this young television production company specialising in large-scale history and science documentaries, working on a new landmark history series. Interns helped research stories, themes, locations and interviewees, and experienced the inner-workings of a large-scale TV production from the very beginning of the creative process.
BBC Rebuilding Britain Series
Interns worked on a new format social history series, with the independent production company Darlow Smithson based in central London. The project was led by TV Director, Caroline Ross-Pirie, and IPUP interns were supervised by Professor Helen Weinstein of IPUP, who also acted as Historical Consultant for the series.
Full Blown Media
A pilot undergraduate student programme whereby IPUP interns learnt how to conduct media research and write treatments for history programming, working with Dan Snow's production company, Full Blown Media under producer Andy Abrahams and supervised by Helen Weinstein. Students learnt how to research, write and pitch a story for a four minute history package for TV's 'The One Show'.
Fairfax House - Dressed to Impress Exhibition
Students worked closely with the Director of Fairfax House, Hannah Phillip, and learnt about conservation and display of clothing and fashion accessories of the eighteenth-century, and also researched and drafted panels and labels for the exhibition “Dressed to Impress”, which opened in 2010.
History Channel/BBC television series on the History of America
Interns helped research and direct the programme
content, as well as locating personal, symbolic stories to supplement
and illustrate themes of the programme.
See Blog on this project by IPUP Intern Simon Willgoss
Behind the scenes of Balderdash & Piffle
Balderdash & Piffle (BBC TV programme in partnership with the OED)
Interns experienced TV production at first hand whilst investigating the etymology of words sent in by viewers.
Beningbrough Hall (National Trust/National Portrait Gallery)
Interns conducted research for the Remembering Slavery project, making connections with eighteenth century paintings; output was used to inform staff and volunteer guides, and translated into notes for visitors.
National Geographic Film about Stonehenge: Stonehenge Decoded
Interns researched material for the script and took
part in brain-storming new ideas, as well as providing on-location
support as 'runners'. See National Geographic videos for Stonehenge Decoded
See Feedback from interns on this project