PhD Scholarship: Classical Heroism in War and Peace 1914-24
White Rose Consortium Network
The closing date for applications is 24 June 2013. For full details of the project and award see:
The White Rose Consortium is pleased to offer a three-year doctoral scholarship at the University of York, with co-supervision from Classics at the University of Leeds, to begin in October 2013. To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the scholarship will fund interdisciplinary research on the receptions of classical heroism in the war and its cultural legacies in communities across regional Europe. The scholarship will cover the UK/EU tuition fees and a maintenance stipend at the standard Research Council annual rate (£13,762 in 2013-14).
Informal enquiries welcome: email@example.com
Engaging Audiences: International perspectives on museum and heritage visiting - Symposium
Friday 24 May, 1.30-4pm, Wentworth College W/222
Posted on 21st May 2013
Symposium organized by ECCE (European Centre for Cultural Exploration, Department of Sociology) and IPUP, University of York
What brings visitors to museums and heritage sites? What do they bring to it? And how do they engage with different forms of display? This symposium will address state-of-the art visitor research in museums and heritage sites in a range of countries and types of museums and heritage sites – including history and art. It is an opportunity to explore the social relations and implications of different forms of audience engagement, as well as questions of how to study and interpret museum and heritage visiting.
Laurajane Smith (School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University): Visitor emotion, affect and registers of engagement at museums and heritage sites
Laurie Hanquinet (Department of Sociology and ECCE, University of York): Mondrian as kitchen tiles? Artistic and cultural conceptions of art museum visitors in Belgium
Discussants include: Geoff Cubitt (History) and Sharon Macdonald (Sociology)
Further event details (Department of Sociology)
For further information please contact: Sharon Macdonald (Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christians and Jews in Angevin England: The York Massacre of 1190, Narratives and Contexts
New publication from Sarah Rees-Jones and Sethina Watson
Posted on 24th April 2013
The mass suicide and murder of the men, women and children of the Jewish community in York on 16 March 1190 is one of the most scarring events in the history of Anglo-Judaism, and an aspect of England's medieval past which is widely remembered around the world. However, the York massacre was in fact only one of a series of attacks on communities of Jews across England in 1189-90; they were violent expressions of wider new constructs of the nature of Christian and Jewish communities, and the targeted outcries of local townspeople, whose emerging urban politics were enmeshed within the swiftly developing structures of royal government.
This new collection considers the massacre as central to the narrative of English and Jewish history around 1200. Its chapters broaden the contexts within which the narrative is usually considered and explore how a narrative of events in 1190 was built up, both at the time and in following years. They also focus on two main strands: the role of narrative in shaping events and their subsequent perception; and the degree of convivencia between Jews and Christians and consideration of the circumstances and processes through which neighbours became enemies and victims.
About the Editors
Sarah Rees Jones is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Director of IPUP. She works on medieval urban history, with special interests in the history of citizenship and town planning.
Sethina Watson is a Lecturer in the Department of History. She works on the religious and social history of the High Middle Ages in England.
The book is available to buy through all good bookshops, or direct from Boydell and Brewer.
Dr Sarah Rees Jones appointed as New Director of IPUP
6th February 2013
Stuart Carroll, Head of the Department of History says:
"I am delighted to announce that the University Senior Management Group has just confirmed Sarah Rees Jones's appointment as the next Director of the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, which she will assume with immediate effect. IPUP will remain in History, but its brief will be to face out to other Departments and promote interdisciplinary dialogue and initiatives in the area of Public History throughout the University and beyond. Sarah brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the post and has made a great success of the MA in Public History. We congratulate her on her appointment and anticipate her taking IPUP forward in new and exciting directions."
IPUP marks Holocaust Memorial Day with "The York Jewish History Trail"
2.00pm to 3.30pm, Sunday 27th January 2013
Starting at the Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens YO1 7FR
Walking tour led by Professor Helen Weinstein with IPUP interns. Free and unticketed. All Welcome! Meet at the steps to the Yorkshire Museum.
The trail ends at Clifford's Tower at 3.30pm which has been kindly opened by English Heritage for free until 4.30pm to those on the IPUP trail.
Explore the History of York and discover one thousand years of York's Jewish past from buildings of the Norman period up to the site of York's last synagogue, closed in 1975.
If you want to take this as a self-guided trail, please see IPUP's Jewish History Trail webpage.
This event is organized by IPUP to mark Holocaust Memorial Day as part of the programme coordinated by the University of York and City of York Council. For further events in the region, see attached pdf
AHRC Cultural Value Project
Monday 14th January
Helen Weinstein has been appointed to the Advisory of the AHRC and the Cultural Value Project.
In launching the two-year Cultural Value Project, the Arts & Humanities Research Council wishes to make a major contribution to how we think about the value of arts and culture to individuals and to society. Recent years have seen many attempts to capture that value in straightforward ways, not least in order to make the case to government for public funding, but none have commanded widespread confidence. The AHRC decided that something more ambitious was needed. The Cultural Value Project seeks to establish a framework that will advance the way in which we talk about the value of cultural engagement and the methods by which we evaluate that value. For more information, see
Boosting Public Participation in Heritage
IPUP wins funding from Arts Council England & The British Museum
The award to IPUP is to fund a new initiative to support museums and cultural heritage organizations who want to forge participatory relationships with the public. IPUP will lead a partnership of four heritage organizations to build a user-friendly portal of resources and accompanying regional meetings to encourage sharing research and skills among heritage professionals.
For more information about how partnership aims to boost public participation:
Supporting Practice in Participation
16th October 2012
Project Board Meeting for "Supporting Practice in Participation" hosted at the British Museum. Following-on from the successful "Cultural Equalities Now" conference last year, IPUP has continued to develop work on bridging research and practice in the field of participation and widening engagement with heritage. IPUP has strengthened the focus of this work in partnership with the Diversity in Heritage Group, the Collections Trust and the British Museum, under guidance from Arts Council England. The purpose of the ongoing project is to promote skills-sharing and knowledge transfer among practitioners and researchers. The organizations in the partnership will assess, scope, pilot and evaluate a user-friendly, research rich data portal and a set of regional networking meetings. An announcement about the funding stream from Arts Council England to support this work will follow shortly.
Digital Heritage Meeting
2nd October 2012
IPUP report circulated about the digital strategy outlined by the City Council - working in partnership with Visit York - and the opportunities for other institutions to partner with the platform to allow their collections and content to be disseminated through this wider umbrella - a framework where other content-rich individual apps be aligned, so that the York City Council platform may act as a signpost and directory.
For more information, please download the report here (pdf).
Helen Weinstein: Announcement of Fellowship at Cambridge
Professor Helen Weinstein has taken up a Fellowship at Cambridge, where she will complete her book entitled The Public Past: History, Meaning and Society. Helen will remain associated with the University as Visiting Research Professor for the Public Understanding of the Past. The ongoing funded projects with IPUP will therefore continue and be organized by Professor Weinstein.
At Cambridge, Helen is a Fellow at Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AL. Visitors welcome! Contact Helen: email@example.com
The Value of Heritage Education
Helen Weinstein to give the keynote at the GEMS conference, "Narratives of the Past - Analyses of Public Engagement, Policy & Participation'.
For more information about the conference see: http://www.gem.org.uk/gem_conf12_prog_v2a.pdf
Exploring York's Changing Cityscape
Sunday 26th August
IPUP Researchers invite the public to three walking tours of York's historic centre.
All walks are free and leave from the steps of the Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens.
Launched with York Museums Trust and featuring new trail leaflets with accompanying podcasts and apps.
No tickets needed
- 11am: Walking with the Romans: Daily life in Eboracum
- 2pm: Jewish History Trail: Life, death and burial from the medieval period to the twentieth century
- 4pm: Experiencing the Great War: York in World War One
New Intern Opportunities for Summer and Autumn 2012
IPUP interns will be in a strong position to compete for a number of
opportunities with London multi-media companies.
Historyworks is looking for keen history interns
needed for an exciting new multi-media project working in partnership
with Ballista Media.
To find out more about the application process go
There is shortly to be announced a similar process for a Historyworks project in partnership with October Films where we are looking for Research Assistants to work on a television documentary for Channel 4 and PBS. German speakers with an ability to read 20th Century documents in German, and a willingness to travel to Germany is essential! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
IPUP Interns Presentation of St George's Cinema & Hall Project
Monday 6th August, 11.00am
Location: Friends' Meeting House, Friargate
Interns working on the IPUP and Fairfax House partnership project will present their findings from their oral history and archive project about St George's Cinema & Hall, to the Friends of Fairfax House. If you have memories you would like to share with the team, please be in touch with us at email@example.com or with the Director of Fairfax House, Hannah Phillip.
IPUP Director MCs Cultural Olympiad: "Precious Cargo -The Future of Fashion is Medieval"
Wednesday 4th July, 7.00pm
Location: Yorkshire Museum
Helen Weinstein will open the show and introduce all the designers and exhibitors, with a contemporary take on the past showcasing new garments desiggned by fashion students modelled on some of the Yorkshire Museum's iconic objects, such as the Middleham Jewel. All Welcome !
“ Exploring York’s Changing Cityscape”: IPUP Researchers Invite Public to Three Walking Tours of York’s Historic Centre
Sunday 24th June
All Walks Are Free and Leave from the Steps of the Yorkshire Museum. No tickets necessary
- 11am – Walking with the Romans: Daily Life in Eboracum
- 2pm – Jewish History Trail: Life, Death, and Burial from the Medieval to the Twentieth Century
- 4pm – Experiencing the Great War: York in World War One
IPUP offers these events as part of the University’s Festival of Ideas: see full programme here.
Jim Walvin, Emeritus Professor of History, expert speaker on the subject of slavery in TV and Radio documentaries
Tuesday 12th June, 6.00pm
"Then and Now: Viewing the Transatlantic Slave Trade Over Forty Years" IPUP Inaugural Special Lecture to launch the Eurotast research network.
In the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, followed by Drinks Reception in the foyer of the Humanities Research Centre. All Welcome. No tickets Necessary.
First World War Interns deliver new illustrated web pages to YMT’s history of York website
Wednesday 16th May
The excellent history website for the City will be further enriched by new pages researched and illustrated by IPUP’s postgraduate interns. See IPUP’s contribution to the twentieth century pages.
Temi Odumosu Welcomed to IPUP as new Research Associate and the Experienced Researcher on the Eurotast Project
Friday 11th May
Temi will be working with Helen Weinstein at IPUP to develop multimedia products and public engagement with the history of the transatlantic slave trade, contested pasts, themes of race and difference.
To find out more, please read Temi’s IPUP Research Associate page.
IPUP Delighted to Contribute Events for the 2012 “York Festival of Ideas” Programme
- 12th June: 6pm Jim Walvin on Slavery
- 24th June: 11am, 2pm, 4pm - IPUP Interns launch “ Exploring York’s Changing Cityscape” See festival events here
Catherine Oakley Welcomed to IPUP as new Research Associate to work on Eurotast
Tuesday 8th May
Cat will be working with the Eurotast team in Copenhagen and the IPUP team in York to support the programme for the launch of this international research and training project. To find out more about Cat, please see her IPUP Research Associate page.
To find out more about IPUP’s hosting of the induction programme and the launch events, see the IPUP conference page.
IPUP Interns Invite the Public to Meet them at Fairfax House for Free Visits
Saturday 5th May 10am to 5pm
IPUP interns are working with IPUP Research Associate, Nuala Morse, to talk to the public for the “Residents Go Free” day at Fairfax House this weekend, inviting the public to follow-up from their BBC appeal to share memories about the St George’s Cinema, Castle Street, in operation form 1921 to 1965. To visit Fairfax House for this event, find out more at the Fairfax House website.
BBC Radio York Showcases IPUP Project Asking the Public for their Memories of St George’s Cinema 1921 to 1965
Thursday 3rd May, 3.15pm
IPUP student interns Jack and Claire starred on the BBC Radio York show with Elly Fiorentini sharing the progress of their IPUP project on the history of St George’s Cinema and asking for the public to come forward to contribute to the Oral History project developed by Fairfax House in partnership with IPUP. To hear their excellent work engaging with the public go to 9 mins in on the BBC show on iPlayer.
IPUP Interns Developing New Trails and Apps
Wednesday 25th April 2012
2.00pm Training Sessions at Yorkshire Museum and Castle Museum with IPUP's Adam Gutteridge and Helen Weinstein
Invitation to IPUP Interns to "Views of York"
Wednesday 25th April 4.00pm to 5.00pm. All Welcome!
Meet IPUP Director, Helen Weinstein in the Fairfax House foyer for 4.00pm start
A personal behind- the-scenes tour of the Exhibition, VIEWS OF YORK, by the Guest Curator, Peter Brown, who has kindly offered a free tour to all those on the IPUP internship programme and our Humanities Research Centre Postgraduate and PostDoc Community, very useful for those volunteering on the new trails/apps of york projects to learn about the range of illustrations of the city and their provenance see http://www.yorkcivictrust.co.uk/?idno=700
Exhibition by York Civic Trust, Courtesy of Fairfax House
IPUP Director as Consultant for Bodleian Library Digital Humanities Project
Thursday 12th April 2012
Helen Weinstein to guide this excellent project for integrating the major collections of early modern broadside ballads and for the JISC launch in 2013 to have maximum impact & dissemination. Click here to learn more about the project.
BBC Series Shaped by IPUP Director & IPUP Interns – “Brick by Brick: Rebuilding Our Past”
Friday 6th April, 9pm on BBC 2
The IPUP Director, Helen Weinstein worked closely with the series Director, Caroline Ross-Pirie to guide the research and narratives about the reconstruction of buildings brick by brick revealing the social history of their function and place. First programme is based in Hendon and the story of aviation pioneer Claude Grahame-White, presented by Dan Cruickshank and Charlie Luxton. IPUP interns played a key role in the research for the series, and there is a great shot of history student, Alice Ankeny, in the first episode leading the Hendon neighbours in to unveil the rebuild !
» Read IPUP intern blog, by Alice Ankeny, about her work on the series.
Queen Visits 1212 Exhibition at Yorkshire Museum
Thursday 5th April 2012
IPUP Director, Helen Weinstein, attends the YMT opening to mark 800 years since the granting of the Royal Charter.
» More information about the exhibition, “1212. The Making of the City”.
» See the IPUP film “York 800”
YMT Commissions film about The Anthony Shaw Collection
Helen Weinstein and the Historyworks team are commissioned to make a film about the life of collecting of Anthony Shaw for a short documentary to accompany the forthcoming show at York Art Gallery. See Historyworks website.
IPUP Director Chairs AHRC Discussion ‘How Do We Remember The Future?”
Thursday 29th March 9.30am to 5.30pm
All Welcome to Arts and Humanities Research Council Festival for “Beyond Text” to discuss the achievements for £5.5million funding for research and public engagement, generating understanding in to the way we communicate. Day Conference at The King’s Place.
» Publication of the excellent new report, “Beyond Copyright”
IPUP Attracts Favourable Press for History App
Launch of Jewish History App & Trail gathered favourable press features at Guardian, York Press, Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Telegraph, and the Jerusalem Daily, Haaretz. Click here for links to the press articles
"The York Jewish History Trail" to mark 1190 Massacre of the Jews at Clifford's Tower and App Launch
Friday 16th March 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Starting at the Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens YO1 7FR.
All Welcome! Free. No tickets Necessary. Meet at the steps to the Yorkshire Museum ready to depart at 2.00pm.
Walking tour led by Professor Helen Weinstein, of 60 minutes duration ending up with free entrance to Clifford's Tower, kindly facilitated by the staff at English Heritage. This walk is conducted
in partnership with York Museums Trust to pilot a new App on 16th March and so please bring your mobile devices if you have one to test out the useability.
This trail has been researched, devised and designed by postgraduate history students working under the guidance of the City Archaeologist, John Oxley, and the Director of IPUP, Helen Weinstein.
Please see IPUP's York Jewish History Trail webpage where you will find a downloadable leaflet with map, podcast and youtube versions of the trail to help introduce you to the subject or to use as a
self-directed trail. Click Here
AHRC Survey of Public Engagement IPUP encourages partners to assist public involvement in research
11th March to 16th April
For academics involved in public engagement, please help Arts and Humanities Research Council assess how we can better develop public involvement in our research by completing the survey. Please click here.
IPUP will involve partners in discussion of results this summer.
IPUP Director interviews celebrities & the public about “Who Do You Think You Are ?”
Friday 24th February to Sunday 26th February
IPUP Director, Helen Weinstein, has permission to interview Larry Lamb, Emilia Fox, Richard Madeley, and members of the public investigating their family and local history. If you are interested to assist IPUP with research at Olympia for the “Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2012” please be in contact with Helen Weinstein. For more information, go to http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/
IPUP wins funding for Public Engagement with the History of Science
Tuesday 14th February
PHoSTEM (Public History of Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine)IPUP has another successful application for funding for an AHRC Research Network, this time with our partners at the Science Museum, led by Chief Curator Tim Boon, with academics from the departments of Computer Science and History at the University of York. If you want to be involved in the research workshops that will take place over the academic year 2012/13 please contact Helen Weinstein.
See Tim Boon's overview article of the project: "Co-Curation and the Public History of Science and Technology".
IPUP Article published in Museums Journal
Wednesday 1st February
"Going Local: From Big State to Big Society" - an article authored by Helen Weinstein published today in the Museums Journal, seting out the issues discussed at our "Cultural Equalities Now" conference concerning participation and public policy in the heritage and cultural sectors. Other key players from the conference also have a voice in this issue, showing our role influencing policy discussions in the sector.
Eurotast Application deadlines
30th and 31st January
IPUP has played a key role in the EU FP7 research project on the impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade which offers 15 funded positions for young career researchers. The post of Experienced Researcher will be hosted at IPUP and the application process is now closed. Please do not send in any further enquiries. Updates will be provided on the Eurotast website: http://www.eurotast.eu/.
IPUP Interns launch "The York Jewish History Trail"
2-3.30pm, Friday 27th January 2012, starting at the Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens YO1 7FR
Walking tour led by Professor Helen Weinstein with City Archaeologist John Oxley and IPUP student interns. Free and unticketed. All Welcome! Meet at the steps to the Yorkshire Museum.
This trail has been researched, devised and designed by postgraduate history students working under the guidance of the City Archaeologist, John Oxley, and the Director of IPUP, Helen Weinstein.
Explore the History of York with a new tour of the city and discover one thousand years of York's Jewish past from buildings of the Norman period up to the site of York's last synagogue, closed in 1975.
IPUP Intern students will provide the trail map, web resources and a podcast. If you want to take this as a self-guided trail, please see IPUP's Jewish History Trail webpage.
This event is organized by IPUP to mark Holocaust Memorial Day as part of the programme coordinated by the University of York and City of York Council. For further events in the region, please follow this link to the Holocaust Memorial Day website.
Debating Multidirectional Memory and the Holocaust with Professor Michael Rothberg
Friday 13th January 2012
2-6pm, HRC, Berrick Saul building
Organised by IPUP and the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) in partnership with the Centre for Modern Studies (CMoDS). This lecture will launch "Translating Freedom" as an AHRC Research Network for 2012, emerging out of the intellectual discussions held in the IPUP Seminar series over the past two years and our more recent reading group "Translating Freedom".
We are delighted to host Michael Rothberg, Professor of English, Comparative and World Literature at the University of Illinois, and author of books including "Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization".
For further information and readings on the "Translating Freedom" theme, please go to the IPUP Seminars webpage
Participation has a long way to go
1st January 2012
Museums Journal publishes opinion piece about our "Cultural Equalities Now" conference, outlining the next steps needed to support the practice of participation in the cultural sector, by DHG's Tracy-Ann Smith. Click here to see the article.
Cultural Equalities Now: Where next for equalities and diversity in the cultural and arts sectors?
Friday 9th December 2011 at The Stevenson Lecture Theatre, The British MuseumIPUP conference in collaboration with The British Museum and the Diversity in Heritage Group (DHG), with additional support from Arts Council England.
Find out more on the Conference Webpage
Archaeology and the Material Past in the Public Realm
Keynote Speaker: Michael Wood, Historian and TV Presenter
Wednesday 23rd November, 1.30pm to 5.30pm, The Philip Rahtz Lecture Theatre, King's Manor, University of York
Followed by a drinks reception
Hosted by IPUP in partnership with The Department of Archaeology, University of York, this one-day conference is devoted to the relationship between the material past and the public realm. The conference highlights not only some of the depictions of archaeology and archaeologists in broadcast media, but also explores the ways in which archaeology can be a truly participatory, grass-roots activity through involving community groups with excavation projects.
Speakers include: Michael Wood, Suzie Thomas (CBA), Cath Neal (University of York), Peter Connelly and Jon Kenny (both York Archaeological Trust)
More information on the Conference webpage.
Translating Freedom Reading Group
Monday 3rd October "Translating Freedom", 1.00pm - 3pm, Treehouse, Berrick Saul building
For readings please see: http://www.york.ac.uk/ipup/events/seminars.html
Cultural Equalities Now - Stakeholder Meeting
Tuesday 20th September, 10am St James' Palace, London
Translating Freedom Reading Group: "Translation"
Tuesday 6th September, 1 - 3pm, Lakeside Room, Ron Cooke Hub, Heslington East
For readings please see: http://www.york.ac.uk/ipup/events/seminars.html
Translating Freedom Reading Group: "Freedom"
Tuesday 14th July, 1 - 3pm, Lakeside Room, Ron Cooke Hub, Heslington East
For readings please see: http://www.york.ac.uk/ipup/events/seminars.html
IPUP Media Speaker Series in collaboration with the University of York Public Lecture Series
Wednesday 29th June, 6.00pm, in the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul BuildingAndrew Caspari, BBC Head of Speech Radio & Interactive "Translating The Past On Radio: The Impact Of A History of the World in One Hundred Objects"
Followed by Drinks Reception in the foyer of the Humanities Research Centre
“University Sunday” at the Yorkshire Museum
Sunday 26th June, 11am - 4pm, Yorkshire Museum and GardensFrom the humorous to the horrific, IPUP’s student interns will offer food for the body and mind in interpretation sessions and trails, all designed to tempt the public to explore the past in innovative ways:http://yorkfestivalofideas.com/family-events/university-sunday/
IPUP Intern Press Day
Friday 24th JuneWith new films about IPUP intern experiences. See our student blogs:
IPUP workshop to discuss ‘Public Engagement with the History of Science’
Thursday 9th JuneHosting IPUP partners from The Science Museum led by Chief Curator, Tim Boon, with academics from Computer Science & History at the University of York. If you wish to attend, please email ipup:
Navigating the Past Seminar
Monday 6th June, 1.15pm – 2.15pm, BS/008 in the Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building‘Contemporary Art or Heritage? Devices for Public Engagement with the Past & the Present’ . Discussion about the recent trend to commission contemporary art in heritage spaces and results of IPUP audience research at three art installations, led by Nuala Morse (Department of Geography, Durham University), and Helen Weinstein (Director of IPUP). For further information and an introductory reading list, please go to http://www.york.ac.uk/ipup/events/seminars.html. All welcome.
IPUP hosts interdisciplinary group to discuss 'Translating Freedom' issues
Thursday 26th May, 3pm to 5pmIPUP to host group of interdisciplinary colleagues led by Paul Gready, Director of CAHR, to discuss ‘translating freedom’ issues across history, literature, linguistics, human rights.
IPUP Director invited to join Royal Collection Advisory
Friday 20th MayIPUP Director to join The Royal Collection Advisory for discussion of public engagement with the past and the re-presentation of Windsor Castle.
Helen Weinstein invited to speak at the Jewish Historical Society of England
Monday 16th May, 8pmHelen Weinstein is guest speaker at the Jewish Historical Society of England, ‘Presenting the Jewish Past of York: Commemorating the Dead’. For more information go to http://www.jhse.org/
Navigating the Past Seminar
Monday 16th May, 1.15pm – 2.15pm, BS/008 in the Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building"Bodies of Evidence, Bodies of Memory. Memorialization and the Genocide in Rwanda". Discussion about the presentation of the past in the form of flesh and bodies, led by Zoe Norridge (English Dept) and Lars Waldorf (Centre for Applied Human Rights. For further information and an introductory reading list, please go to http://www.york.ac.uk/ipup/events/seminars.html
Royal Wedding Report
29th AprilIPUP Director, Helen Weinstein on “Reflections on the Royal Wedding Coverage and Audiences: The Monarchy and Britishness”
YMT & IPUP announce the celebration of partnership with our interns
A special day will be dedicated to our partnership: ‘University Sunday’ at the Yorkshire Museum this June 26th
IPUP-'Nutopia' Media Internships for the History Channel on the History of the World!
IPUP partnering media production company ‘Nutopia’ for next venture for IPUP interns to work on a new project for the History Channel on the History of the World! To apply, go to
CMODS conference on Walter Benjamin
Highly recommended. IPUP’s Helen Weinstein to Chair afternoon session. For more information go to
IPUP Interns to work on Jewish History of York podcast
IPUP interns to work with John Oxley, the City Archaeologist on Jewish History of York trail and podcast. To support interns on this project, please find directions for using Express Scribe on the ipup interns resources page
British Museum to Partner IPUP for autumn 2011 conference
IPUP in partnership with the British Museum are planning a conference for autumn 2011, to discuss the Equalities Agenda & Audiences for the Museum Sector and Heritage Institutions .
Marathon IPUP workshops for IPUP interns
IPUP interns working on Museum Gardens project
Minster Intern Research Challenge http://www.york.ac.uk/ipup/projects/york/minster/
IPUP Director to participate in HLF Policy Group
New Sound Installation Project
IPUP Director to partner David Howard at The Ron Cooke Hub
IPUP to partner Fairfax House to offer internships
Fairfax House develop IPUP partnership, interns projects on St George's Cinema and "Keeping a Georgian Christmas at Fairfax House"http://www.york.ac.uk/ipup/internships/projects.html
Communicating Your Research To A Lay Audience
March 8th and March 15th
Helen Weinstein to assist young career researchers to test out best methods to communicate academic research to lay audiences. If you want to participate, be in touch with Jennifer Chubb, Research Innovation Officer, & sign up for the course
Navigating the Past Seminar
Monday 28th February, 1.15pm – 2.15pm
To be followed by a free visit to Clifford’s Tower from 2.45pm to 3.45pm
David Thomas, Interpretation Officer (North), English Heritage, will give a talk entitled “Walking on the Dead: Marketing and Interpreting Traumatic History The Case of Clifford’s Tower”. More details on the Navigating the Past Seminar Pages.
YMT youth film event
Wednesday 23rd February
Hosted by IPUP Director, with a screening of ‘Severus and the City: York’s Roman Legacy’ at 7pm in The Tempest Anderson Hall at the Yorkshire Museum. All welcome.
History of York Website - IPUP Internships
IPUP interns at The Yorkshire Museum to complete their fantastic work on the History of York website. See
IPUP to work with City Archaeologist to offer internships
Ambassador Event with John Oxley, City Archaeologist
IPUP Director joins Science Advisory Panel
Wednesday 16th February
IPUP Director, Helen Weinstein, joins Science Museum Advisory Panel with the new Director, Ian Blatchford, for the proposed new history of science galleries ‘The Making of Modern Science’ http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/about_us/about_the_museum/director.aspx
IPUP Director elected as Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
Helen Weinstein elected to the honour of Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Hurrah !For more information about the RHS go to www.royalhistoricalsociety.org
Simon Schama at IPUP
“The History Man Prepares for Battle” - featured interview in University Magazine and on University Homepage
And IPUP’s Schama Conference report on ‘Televisualizing the Past’
Communicating the Past for the Media
4th & 11th February, 2pm, King's Manor K/155
Helen Weinstein leads training sessions at Archaeology Department. Session One is for students to practice how to pitch their Ph D research for a documentary or news package for a TV or Radio Show. Session Two is for students to learn how to handle the Press and to draft a Press Release to interest journalists in an aspect of their PhD Research. Contact Steve Roskams (Archaeology) or Helen Weinstein at IPUP if you want to participate.
Sensory Stories Handling Objects Workshop
2nd February 1pm to 5.30pm
IPUP Director, Helen Weinstein leads Sensory Stories Handling Workshop with YMT’s Head of Research, Martin Watts at the Yorkshire Museum, humanities postgraduate students will be learning to develop a sensory story for a specific object in the collection. See flickr stream at
IPUP & Yorkshire Museum ‘Heritage Museum’ Interpretation Workshop
Wednesday 2nd February 2011, 2pm - 4pm, at the Yorkshire Museum
IPUP Seminar and intern programme Interpretation Workshop led by Helen Weinstein and YMT Chief Curator, Andrew Morrison in the Yorkshire Museum’s Medieval Galleries. See fab photos of our 45 IPUP interns at work in the
Yorkshire Museum http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipup_york/sets/72157625949026747/ .
For anyone new to York who wishes to join us and has not yet found the Yorkshire Museum, please follow these directions.
31 st January 2011
IPUP Steering Committee in IPUP BS/120, Chaired by Mark Ormrod, Co-ordinator for the Humanities.
Exhibition - Holocaust Memorial event
28th January 2011
Holocaust Memorial Day Exhibition opens at School House Gallery 'I Am Human'. Discussion with colleagues from CAHR, The Centre for Applied Human Rights. 6pm, all welcome.
IPUP Director to join City Council to mark Holocaust Memorial Day
IPUP Director to join City Council marking of Holocaust Memorial Day, 6.30pm at Clifford’s Tower followed by ‘Untold Stories’. See
IPUP Interns' Induction
26th January 2.30pm to 4.30pm
IPUP Intern Induction in the Treehouse - Helen Weinstein will lead interns for workshop on ‘Writing for the Web’ and assign tasks for the History of York web page subjects. There are resources to help interns with writing for the public. See ‘Top Tips on Writing for the Web’ at
Helen Weinstein joins Simon Schama for Anne Frank lecture
Commemoration and Toleration. Helen Weinstein to join Simon Schama for the Anne Frank lecture on “The Fate of the Idea of Toleration”. To listen to a free podcast of the lecture go to
YMT - IPUP meeting re Film Festival 2011
York Museums Trust meeting for Helen Weinstein to adjudicate and MC the film products for The Yorkshire Museum’s 'Severus and the City of York's Roman Legacy' exhibition and film festival for Feb 2011
IPUP in EU BID
EU Funding Deadline: Helen Weinstein for IPUP contributes Workpackage 14 on ‘The Public Engagement with Knowledge’ for Eurostat Training Network on ‘History, Archaeology and the Genetics of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade’ led by Archaeology colleague Matt Collins with Tom Gilbert, Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen.
Holocaust Memorial Day 2011
Commemorating 1190 & Holocaust Memorial Day. IPUP meeting with Barry Perks and Ross Georgeson of NGO, International Service, York.
Helen Weinstein to be adjudicator on Commissioning Panel for AHRC
Helen Weinstein to adjudicate on Commissioning Panel for AHRC’s first funding round for Impact Follow-On Funding. For more info go to
IPUP Director to Chair Humanities & Social Sciences Ethics Committee
Helen Weinstein to Chair Humanities & Social Sciences Ethics Committee, University of York. Deadline for applications is 10th January. Go to
IPUP works with 'Sensory' student group
Sensory Students Opportunity with IPUP - Helen Weinstein is facilitating a series of object handling training sessions at York Museums Trust starting on Wednesday 2nd February and an opportunity to test out what you have learnt on the public using objects of your selection at The Yorkshire Museum on Sunday 26th June. To sign up, please be in touch with History Postgraduate, Tiffany Gast, who is the Project Manager for this Sensory Stories Opportunity.
Making Sense of Public Engagement: Sensory Stories Training Day
Saturday 15th January at HRC, Berrick Saul
Helen Weinstein to contribute session at 2.15pm on ‘Communicating with the Media’. If you are a registered PhD student you are eligible to apply for a free place on this Training Day, so for more information please go to
York's bid for UNESCO World Heritage status
Ambassadors Get Behind York UNESCO World Heritage Bid. IPUP Director to join VC Brian Cantor as Ambassador for York’s World Heritage Status Bid at the Guildhall, York. For more information about the World Heritage Presentation for the City of York’s application go to
IPUP Intern Programme induction meetings
12th January 2011. 3.30pm
Lled by IPUP Director, Helen Weinstein, and Minster Curator, Vicky Harrison. All PhD and MA students welcome from History, Art History, Archaeology. If you want to register for the IPUP intern programme please fill in the first page of the Intern Evaluation form and write a one page letter stating why you want the intern experience. Send these two documents to register your interest giving your name & MA degree name & Dept to firstname.lastname@example.org
IPUP Lunch to discuss new MA in Public History
12th January 2011, 1.15pm, BS/120
IPUP Director will host lunch to discuss new Public History MA and the Core Course teaching. All History Colleagues Welcome. Sandwiches & Fruit provided.
Helen Weinstein reviewer for British Library exhibition
Helen Weinstein to review British Library exhibition exploring the English Language in the context of national and international diversity, ‘Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices’. Have a go at mapping your voice at http://www.bl.uk/evolvingenglish/maplisten.html
IPUP Director joins AHRC Ipact Panel
Helen Weinstein to join AHRC Impact Panel with Beyond Text Colleagues for discussion of the Programme Legacy. For more information go to http://projects.beyondtext.ac.uk/
Televisualizing the Past:
Simon Schama and ‘A History of Britain,’ Ten Years On
Wednesday 8th December 2010 – 1pm–6.30pm
Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York
At this half-day conference, presentations will be given from those involved in the making of the series, including Writer and Presenter Simon Schama, Controller of BBC Two Janice Hadlow, BBC History Commissioner Martin Davidson, and the award-winning TV Producers Clare Beavan and Jamie Muir. More information soon.
Find out more on the Conference Webpage
Navigating the Past Seminar
Navigating the Past Seminar
Monday 22nd November 2010, 1.15–2.15pm BS/008
The second of our twice-termly seminar will be led by John Schofield from the Department of Archaeology. John, who directs the MA in Cultural Heritage Management will lead us on the theme ‘Embrace the Margins: Adventures in Archaeology and Contemporary Homelessness.’ More details on the Navigating the Past Seminar Pages.
IPUP Media Speaker Series: Alex Graham
Wednesday 17th November, 5.30pm
Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York
One of the leading independent television producers in the world, Alex Graham’s credits include Who Do You Think You Are?, The 1940s House, and Oscar-winning documentary feature Man on Wire. His talk is entitled ‘Who Do We Think We Were: Reflections on Creating and Selling Historical Documentaries for TV in the Twenty-first Century.’
All are welcome. No ticket required.
Navigating the Past Seminar
Monday 25th October 2010, 1.15–2.15pm BS/008
The first of this term’s Navigating the Past seminars will be given by Andrew Morrison from York Museums Trust, who will consider the question: ‘The Yorkshire Museum Refit: Did It Let the Light In?’. More details on the Navigating the Past Seminar Pages.
Navigating the Past Seminar
1st June 2010 – IPUP’s ‘Navigating the Past’ seminar series will be holding a discussion group from 1pm to 2pm led by Helen Weinstein (IPUP) and Laurence Rainey (English) on the subject of ‘Narrative, “Story”, and the representation of the past.’ For more information see our Seminars page. See our directions page for directions to the building.
Packaging the Past Media Conference
19th May 2010 - IPUP Conference in partnership with York Museums Trust and the Archaeology Department will bring together media commissioners and producers, museum and heritage practitioners alongside academics to discuss "Packaging the Past: Communicating across museums, television, radio and the internet in a multi-platform era". Key speakers will be Martin Davidson, BBC Knowledge Commissioner for BBC History and Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator, Historic Royal Palaces. For more information see our events page.
Dan Snow: Keynote Media Speaker
11th May 2010 - IPUP Keynote Media Speaker Dan Snow will talk about his experience translating his history degree skills to production and presenter roles for TV history programmes, including his most recent BBC TV Series, “Empire of the Seas”. In collaboration with the History Competition at the History Department and Careers. All welcome, especially History, Archaeology and Art History students interested in media careers. For more information see our events page.
Navigating the Past
4th May 2010 - IPUP's seminar series "Navigating the Past" will be holding a discussion group led by Tea Sindbaek (IPUP) on the subject of 'Traumatic History and The Historians'. For more information, including directions to the HRC and suggested reading, see our events page.
York Cultural History Conference
22nd to 24th April 2010 - A three-day international conference will be held by our colleagues in the Department of History on the topic of 'femininities'. This will bring together leading international scholars to examine the state of the field in women's history, gender history and the history of sexuality. For more information please see the conferences page.
1pm 30th March 2010 - IPUP will host cultural leaders for a lunch meeting to develop a project about Roman York.
People Changing Places
30th March 2010 - A day of discussions will be held concerning how to creatively engage communities in the regeneration of their towns and cities, with policymakers, built environment professionals, community leaders and local authorities. This day will be organised by Beam and held at the Bowland Auditorium in the Berrick Saul Building (directions). For more information please contact Cathy at Beam, or see the programme information here.
22nd to 24th March 2010 - A conference will be held by our colleagues in the Centre for Medieval Studies on the topic of 'York 1190: Jews and Others in the Wake of Massacre'. This will examine one of the most scarring events in Anglo-Judaism, and to understand the York Massacre not just as a local event but one of a series of violent attacks on Jews across England between 1189 and 1190. For more information and registration go here.
11th March 2010 - IPUP meeting to develop a working relationship with the Leeds-based agency, Audiences Yorkshire, and to discuss collaboration on audience research.
Living History Attractions
9th March 2010 - IPUP will host the CEO of Continuum to discuss potential research collaborations at their living history attractions, for example The Canterbury Tales and The Oxford Castle - Unlocked.
3rd March 2010 - IPUP has been invited to give a presentation at the newly-founded Bloomsbury Academic to explore new media publishing opportunities, with the Commissioning Editor, Frances Pinter, and the CEO, Jonathan Glasspool.
Martin Scott to UCL
1st March 2010 - Martin Scott has been an exellent Project Co-ordinator at IPUP and we wish him well in his new post at UCL, working with the European Research and Development Office.
English Heritage North East
19th February 2010 - IPUP will host English Heritage Marketing Director, Nicola Bexon, to discuss audience research and evaluation at sites in the North East Region of English Heritage, especially Cliffords Tower in central York, Belsay Hall, Housesteads Roman Fort at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. For more information about English Heritage in the North East, click here.
17th February 2010 - An exhibition will be opening at the Fine Arts Society, London, of collaborative works by Matthew Collings and Emma Biggs, featuring the 'Five Sisters'. To see the IPUP interpretation film about Five Sisters, exploring the relationship of recycled archaeology and contemporary art, go to our multimedia page.
WUN Relationship with New Zealand
17th February 2010 - IPUP's Director will be meeting with Rowland Weston from Waikato University, New Zealand to develop our WUN relationship. This relates to a new initiative for public history at Waikato called “The Public History Research Unit’ and synergies for research projects about heritage and identity. It is hoped that another IPUP/WUN graduate conference will be organised for 2011 to include students from York and Waikato.
DHG Progresses Research Projects at IPUP
IPUP will host the Co-Chair of the Diversity in Heritage Group to collaborate with policy makers and practitioners on a network project. The partnership is working to identify research needed by the sector to understand, develop and sustain audiences to museums, galleries and heritage sites. IPUP is co-ordinating the research partnerships and supporting the development of the Diversity in Heritage Group. For a report from a prior conference, please click here.
Navigating the Past
16th February 2010 - IPUP's seminar series "Navigating the Past" will be holding a discussion group led by Paul Gready (Applied Human Rights) on the subject of 'Human Rights and Contested Pasts'. For more information, including directions to the HRC and suggested reading, see our events page.
IPUP Address to History Department Staff
10th February 2010 - IPUP will give a presentation to staff of the History Department, outlining its research agenda, its conferences and seminars, its teaching and its ongoing internship programme. The Powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here:
IPUP History Department Presentation [powerpoint presentation]
Navigating the Past: Seminar Extension
2nd February 2010 - Thanks to the fantastic discussions that arose at the 19th January seminar, IPUP's "Navigating the Past" series will be holding a second discussion group led by Geoffrey Wall (English) on the subject of 'Cultures of dissent: from biography to oral history'. The seminar will be held on 2nd February 1pm-2pm at IPUP's office in the Berrick Saul Building, room 120. For more information, including directions to the HRC, see our events page.
Audience Development Conference
27th and 28th January 2010 - IPUP's Director will participate in the discussions at the UK National Summit at Durham organized by Audiences UK, entitled ‘Need to Know. Audience Development in the UK. From Understanding to Engagement’. Reports on this conference and IPUP’s audience work can be found on the audiences project pages.
Open University: Heritage and Identity
26th January 2010 - IPUP's Director, Helen Weinstein, will give a presentation at the Open University’s ‘Heritage and Identity: Interfaculty Heritage Studies Research Group’. Helen’s paper sets out a proposal for a new collaborative research project based on the learning from her work with policy makers and practitioners conducted for ‘Diversifying Audiences’ as Co-Chair of the London Mayor’s Heritage Diversity Task Force, alongside developing the evidence and methodological challenges from the DCMS project ‘Taking Part’.
Navigating the Past
19th January 2010 - IPUP's seminar series "Navigating the Past" will be holding a discussion group led by Geoffrey Wall (English) on the subject of 'Cultures of dissent: from biography to oral history'. For more information, including directions to the HRC and suggested reading, see our events page.
7pm, 9th January 2010 - The Concert at the Minster is free this Saturday, forming part of an experimental series of events. IPUP will be conducting audience research about the interplay between the heritage space and the contemporary art and sound. For more information, see the site here. Also, the sound poem 'Minster Voices', about those who clean, maintain, fix and renovate the Minster will be looped all evening in the Zouche Chapel between 7pm and midnight. This piece is produced by Helen Weinstein and Jon Calver from Historyworks, and will soon be available at IPUP’s multimedia page.
Greg Dyke Interview
15th December 2009 – IPUP Director Helen Weinstein interviewed the University of York's Chancellor Greg Dyke on 15th December. The interview focused on the legacy of Simon Schama's A History of Britain and its impacts on the BBC, the television industry and the general public. The interview transcript is available here.
Opening of the Berrick Saul Building
15th December 2009 - The Berrick Saul Building at the University of York's main Heslington campus will be opened on 15th December, serving as the home of IPUP and a number of other research centres and institutes. The building has already won one major design award, and will serve as a hub for humanities research and other related activities, for the city of York as well as the University. For more information, please go to the Events page.
York Cultural Partnership Symposium
3rd December 2009 – IPUP hosted representatives from York's key cultural heritage institutions for an afternoon symposium dedicated to discussing and outlining a series of new collaborative projects in the field of audience research. The symposium featured presentations from cultural heritage practitioners as well as participants in previous projects run by IPUP and its partners. For the symposium report and accompanying documentation, please go to the Events page.
Tristram Shandy Performances
18th, 19th and 20th November 2009 – IPUP is collaborating with the Music Department for its annual Practical Project 2009. This involves over ninety music students and is led by Prof. Roger Marsh, with IPUP providing stimulating reading materials about reenactment on its project pages. Historyworks in association with IPUP has created two films introducing Shandy Hall to the public, and IPUP is thrilled that music students are scoring, performing and recording film sound tracks to the films. Music students wishing to find the documentaries please go to Events.
To see the final films, come to the Performances at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York at 7.30pm on 18th, 19th, 20th November. Box office: 01904 432439 Email: email@example.com Web: www.yorkconcerts.co.uk
23rd October to 31st October 2009 – Audience work will be conducted by IPUP RAs in the Coppergate and Castlegate areas, as well as at the Five Sisters Exhibition at York St Mary's, in partnership with York Civic Trust, York Archaeological Trust, York Museums Trust and York Minster Revealed. If you are interested in volunteering for our audience research team, especially for late nights at Illuminating York events, please go to our intern pages.
York St Mary's Questionnaire[word document]
Castlegate/Coppergate Questionnaire[word document]
Navigating the Past
20th October 2009 - IPUP's seminar series "Navigating the Past" will be having its first event, a discussion group led by Geoff Cubitt (History) on the subject of 'Commemoration and the Traumatic Past'. For more information, including directions to the HRC and suggested reading, see our events page.
'The Anniversary Anniversary' BBC Radio 4 Broadcast
17th October 2009 20.00-21.00, repeated 19th October 15.00-15.45 - A broadcast of Radio 4's Archive Hour made in partnership with IPUP, asking 'why do we commemorate?'. Go to The Archive Hour webpage .
AHRC Beyond Text
12th October 13th October 2009 - Prof. Helen Weinstein sits on the final Commissioning Panel for this AHRC Strategic Funding Initiative. Go to the Beyond Text projects page.
Teaching Traumatic Pasts
9th October 2009 15.00 - A discussion led by Paul Gready of CAHR (The Centre for Applied Human Rights) in Room BS/007, Berrick Saul Building, including a presentation on historiography by IPUP Research Associate Adam Gutteridge and IPUP Director Helen Weinstein.
Minster Voices Premiere
7th October 2009 - IPUP sound poem called Minster Voices to be performed at the Zouche Chapel at the I Hear Too concert, 8pm to 10pm with performances commencing on the hour and half hour. Go to Minster box office for tickets. Go to multimedia page, sound projects to listen to IPUP’s sound poems.
Lucy Sackville to Exeter College, Oxford
1st October - Lucy Sackville, IPUP RA, starts new position as Bennett Boskey post-doctoral fellow in medieval history at Exeter College, Oxford. Lucy has done a stunning job at IPUP founding the IPUP website and we wish her well at Oxford.
DHG Diversity in Heritage Group
1st and 2nd October - DHG Diversity in Heritage Group founding symposium will be hosted by IPUP at The Tree House, Berrick Saul Building. The DHG is the outcome of the Heritage Diversity Task Force and all are welcome to participate who are interested in diversifying audiences as museum practitioners, funders, policy makers, academics. See IPUP Events page to see the agenda and the Executive Summary.
The IPUP Director, Helen Weinstein, joins the National Museum Of Science & Industry (NMSI) Research Advisory Board as newly appointed member to shape the direction of research at the NMSI (Science Museum in London, the National Railway Museum in York, and the National Media Museum in Bradford).
22nd September - Interview with Martin Davidson
IPUP interview with Martin Davidson, Head of History Commissioning at BBC TV for the Commemoration and Schama’s ‘A History of Britain’ research projects at IPUP. Martin will be keynote speaker for our ‘Packing the Past in a Multiplatform Era’ conference on 24th February, 2010 at IPUP. See interviews here.
14th September - Diversity in Heritage
Helen Weinstein joins the new Diversity in Heritage Group for presentations and dialogue at DCMS : PRESENTATION on policy for diversifying audiences in museums, galleries, heritage sites. See IPUP webpages and articles by IPUP RA, Machel Bogues on Policies for Diversifying Audiences 2000-2009
Responsibility to the Story
10th & 11th September – ‘Responsibility to the Story’ Conference at the Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York, to launch the new Journal of Human Rights Practice. See programme and register for CAHR conference at York here.
David Gent, University of York History PhD graduate is working in partnership with the heritage site at Castle Howard and is co-curating, ‘Pride of Yorkshire’ Exhibition about the 7th Earl of Carlisle, and see his blog pageat IPUP and exhibition preview feature.
The Black Page Film and Exhibition
IPUP has produced a film for an exhibition to mark the 250th anniversary of the publication of the black page in Volume I, page 73 of Tristram Shandy, the page that announces the death of Parson Yorick.
IPUP is also working in partnership with the Laurence Sterne Trust to produce a non-linear, interpretative film for this important heritage site. The Black Page Exhibition is open from 5 September onwards, where 73 artists will be exhibiting 73 black pages, at Shandy Hall Gallery, Laurence Sterne Trust, Coxwold. For more information go to: http://www.shandean.org/lectures.html
Kalliopi Fouseki, IPUP Research Associate, has done a fantastic job as RA on ‘1807 Commemorated’ and is now starting employment as a museum practitioner at the Science Museum in London as New Audience Advocate. We wish her well and look forward to working in partnership as Kalliopi continues to complement her work as a practitioner at the Science Museum, by contributing to the research at IPUP on diversifying audiences and community consultation. See the audiences page.
31st August – Draft Report on IPUP’s audience research project in partnership with York Minster Revealed to assess resident & visitor attitudes to the York Minster site recorded with the public using the space at Dean’s Park, York, adjacent to York Minster. See the draft report authored by IPUP Research Associate, Georgios Alexopoulos here
Five Sisters Mosaic On BBC Culture Show
5th August – Mosaicist Emma Biggs and Five Sisters Mosaic featured by Andrew Graham Dixon on BBC’s Culture Show on 5th August. IPUP is very pleased about this after we prompted interest to the Exec Producer Ed Morgan and shared IPUP’s five sisters film to show the quality of the work. BBC film short from Culture Show.
See the report written by IPUP Research Associate, Adam Gutteridge, summarizing the speakers and discussion here. All speakers are requested to send in outlines of their papers by September 24th. This will assist participants at our next meeting on 30th September to discuss audience research and interpretation strategies for the Museum Gardens and other historic cityscapes in York.
Stories of the World
Monday 20th July 2009
IPUP Director, Helen Weinstein, is to give
the keynote speech ‘Exploring Collections: Constructing Identities’ to
launch the Cultural Olympiad project called ‘Stories of the World’ for
the Museums Libraries and Archives Council. This project is at the
heart of the UK’s four-year Cultural Olympiad in partnership with the
London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
(LOCOG). On July 20th IPUP Is part of the team to launch this project
nationally for the fourteen exhibitions chosen to explore past, present
and future relationships between the world and the UK, seeking to learn
from the living communities in our culturally diverse and constantly
evolving modern nation.
Report summarizing 20th July Conference.
Download Helen’s powerpoint presentation Exploring Collections: Constructing Identites (PDF)
The IPUP Director has been on the AHRC Advisory Panel for 'Televising History' and this project culminates in a major conference this July 2009. IPUP is taking a keen interest in the outcomes for 'Televising History' because of our ambitious research project and symposium series which is running from 2009 to 2012 on the "Packaging of the Past in the Media' which is looking at the packaging of the visual arts, archaeology, history, heritage, biography, race, faith, Britishness and national identity formation through TV, radio, and web products. At the 'Televising History' conference Helen Weinstein is presenting a research paper out of the '1807 Commemorated' project entitled ‘More than a Wilberfest? The commissioning, branding and production of the ‘Abolition’ season in the BBC: an institutional study’.
Stories of the Stones: Abbey Precinct Symposium
IPUP is organizing a symposium on 8th July to bring together museum curators, archivists, landscape gardeners and architects, historians, archaeologists and art historians to discuss the understanding of St Mary’s Abbey Precinct and a programme of audience engagement work to be piloted this summer – all are welcome from YMT and CMS. The day is programmed from 11am to 6pm at Kings Manor KG/O7. Catering included.
See Programme for details [pdf document]
See also Stories of the Stones project pages
What Do You Think You’re Looking At?
Audience Methodology Paper: Partnership meeting with York Cultural Institutions to discuss pilot audience project to understand resident and visitor attitudes to the historic cityscapes in York. Read an article by IPUP Research Associates, Kalliopi Fouseki and George Alexopoulos, about Audience Methodology here.
The Last Coiner
IPUP welcomes a new Research Associate, Nicholas Tosney, working on the film development project won by Hannah Greig of the History Department working in partnership with Peter Kershaw at Duchy Parade Films for a series of AHRC workshops. Nick will be involved in IPUP’s media projects and you can learn more about him and the film production at http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/hist/action/ and http://www.york.ac.uk/ipup/staff-biogs/
‘After Civilisation: The Past, Present, Future of Art on TV’ symposium organized by IPUP in partnership with YMT & The Linbury Trust. To see report written by IPUP Research Associate, Adam Gutteridge, summarizing the speakers and discussion go to IPUP Events page or download here.
Sound As A Heritage Object
IHearToo workshop 18th May at the British Library, London
IPUP is participating as a partner in the EPSRC/AHRC network funding at the University of York to discuss Heritage as a Sound Experience. Reports written by IPUP Research Associate, Lucy Sackville, summarizing the speakers and discussion available here.
Fragments in Film
June 4th to November 1st YSM
MEDIA has a new documentary film
commission to tell the story of the Five Sisters Art Installation
wrought by the internationally renowned mosaicist Emma Biggs and her
artist partner Matthew Collings. See the long version at the YSM
installation space, and the short Youtube version on these pages.
City Partners Workshop With Centre For Medieval Studies. IPUP workshop organized for the Centre for Medieval Studies with partners invited from York Museum Trust, York City Archives and Library, National Centre for Early Music, Minster Library and Borthwick Institute, Bar Convent and Merchant Adventurers Archives, York Archaeological Trust. Download Helen Weinstein’s powerpoint Who's Afraid of Knowledge Transfer? (PDF). See AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Scheme pages and 29th Oct 2009 deadline.
I Hear Too
IPUP is to partner colleagues in the University of York's Electronics Department to explore acoustics in heritage sites that will be focused on York Minster. Sponsored for a year of explorative workshops by AHRC/ESPRC network funding.
Diversifying Audiences At The Capital's Cultural Institutions.
The IPUP Director, Helen Weinstein, has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Mayor of London's Heritage Diversity Task Force with Prakash Daswani, CEO of Cultural Cooperation. The research project will identify policies and practices for understanding audiences and diversifying audiences across museums, galleries, archives and libraries, and report to the Mayor's Commission in July 2009.
History Of York
IPUP interns translate academic history
and archaeology in to a fantastic web resource called History
of York which is designed for family visitors
in York's history with trails and themed tours in to the past of the
city. See IPUP York
Project pages for more.
Big City Read
IPUP is to partner the York City Library for the BCR festival this summer. The book selected is CJ Sansom’s Sovereign set in Tudor York at the time of HVIII’s Royal Progress. To learn more about York in 1541 and the facts and fictions behind the novel, go to our IPUP commissioned articles by University of York Historians.
What Do You Think You Are Looking At?
IPUP is organizing a Lunchtime workshop on 9th July to bring together York Cultural Institutions (YCIs) to discuss a programme of audience research. IPUP and our YCI partners want to pilot research about resident and visitor understanding of York’s historic environment. Participants include York Minster Revealed, York City Library and Archive, National Railway Museum, York Archaeological Trust, York Museums Trust, York Tourism - and the lunch will include a presentation on audience engagement methodology by Helen Weinstein and Kalliopi Fouseki. The event is from 12 noon to 2pm at Kings Manor KG/O7. Catering included. All welcome.
Questionnaire [rtf document]
See University of York Map for directions to venue.
Belonging Workshop at the Museum of Docklands
Community consultants from the ‘1807 Commemorated’ partnership museums are forging a new research project with IPUP and a group of academics at the University of York participating in the ‘Race and Faith’ network. The 'Belonging' workshop will discuss new ways of researching and producing exhibitions and education projects using community based oral histories and material object collections.
Wednesday 20th May 2009
Helen Weinstein is to be Chair of the innovative V&A workshop on ‘The Past and the Present of Intoxicants and Intoxication in Cultural and Historical Perspective’ organized by Angela McShane of the V&A with Philip Withington, Cambridge, a network supported by the ESRC.
See also project website.
After Civilisation: The Past, Present and Future of Art on TV
IPUP is organizing a symposium on 27th May
to bring together TV presenters, producers, curators and academics to
discuss Art on TV to mark 40 years since 'Civilisation' - the first
British colour TV broadcast. Speakers include TV presenters Matt
Collings and Nigel Spivey, and TV producers John Wyver and Clare Beavan.
See also the Events page for further details
Heritage Diversity Task Force
April 22nd - Prakash Daswani and Helen Weinstein Co-Chair the Diversifying Audiences Committee at City Hall on April 22nd 2009. Discussion of their draft report for the Mayor’s Commission on African and Asian Heritage. For forthcoming publications contact Makeda Coaston, Senior Cultural Strategist, GLA.
Sound and the Heritage Experience
I Hear Too workshop 20th April at the National Railway Museum, York IPUP is participating as a partner in the EPSRC/AHRC network funding at the University of York to discuss Improving Heritage Experience through Acoustic Reality and Audio Research funded through the WPSRC/AHRC Science and Heritage Programme. Download the powerpoint presentation by Helen Weinstein here. See the report written by IPUP Research Associate, Lucy Sackville, summarizing the speakers and discussion here.
Film Shoot with Artists Emma Biggs & Matthew Collings
April 14th to 24th - This Spring, the IPUP Media Team are making a film with the Mosaicist Emma Biggs and her partner Matthew Collings, TV Presenter of Channel 4’s ‘This is Modern Art’, ‘This is Civilisation’ &c. Lucy Sackville, IPUP Research Associate, has written the guide which is assisting the artists in their contemporary art installation work reflecting the medieval grisaille windows of the Five Sisters at York Minster.
Historians at the University of York are off to studios in London to translate their research skills for two BBC history series, the History of the Navy and a social history documentary about the RAF experience in the Second World War. If you want to sign up for an internship, go to the IPUP intern pages and send in your letter & cv about your research interests. Programmes will be broadcast this Autumn 2009.
Heritage and National Identity Debate
IPUP Director, Helen Weinstein, is to present and chair a debate at the National Portrait Gallery on Heritage and National Identity organized by the Mayor’s Commission on African and Asian Heritage. Speakers are Zia Saddar (author of Balti Britain) and Roshi Nadoo (author of The Politics of Heritage) and there will be an hour debate from the floor. All welcome. 2pm to 5pm. Wednesday 1st April, Clore Auditorium, National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London.
1509-2009 marks 500 years since Henry the VIIIth was crowned King. Helen Weinstein is facilitating IPUP Research Associate, Nadine Lewcyky, to support the Library Service in York to research and organize the Big City Read based on CJ Sansom’s novel about Henry VIII’s Royal Progress to York in 1541. Nadine is planning events, a walking tour, and writing research materials to assist library and museum staff and the york guides in their understanding of York in Tudor Times. Resources available to all here.
Diversifying Audiences in London’s Cultural Sector
March 25th - Helen Weinstein of IPUP and Prakash Daswani of Cultural Cooperation, are to Chair the Heritage Diversity Task Force reporting on Diversifying Audiences. The meeting with heritage, museum, gallery, archive and library practitioners is to be at City Hall, on Wednesday 25th March. Previous report (pdf) Delivering Shared Heritage: Building for the Future
IPUP is working in partnership with Elizabeth Tyler at CMS and her HERA network on a resesarch project with museums to map material culture of the middle ages on to the movement and boundaries of languages, legal systems and ethnic identities in northern europe. Elizabeth’s article for the IPUP webpages on ‘Multiculturalism in the Middle Ages’ is forthcoming here.
Museum Of London ‘1807 Commemorated’ Workshop
‘1807 Commemorated’ workshop led by the IPUP team at the University of York, Laurajane Smith, Geoff Cubitt, Kalliopi Fouseki, Ross Wilson; with Museum of London practitioners and community participants to discuss the findings of this AHRC funded knowledge transfer partnership, especially relating to the exhibition ‘London, Sugar and Slavery’. 1pm to 5pm on 24th March. For more information and to read the project reports follow this link.
Televising History: Wall To Wall
5th March - Director of IPUP, Helen Weinstein is at Wall to Wall production company for the AHRC Televising History Advisory on 5th March. IPUP is in negotiations with the CEO, Alex Graham, to research and write the production history of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’
Conference at Roehampton University, 28th February, 2009, where ‘1807 Commemorated’ papers will be given by Geoff Cubitt on museum exhibitions to mark 1807 abolition of the transatlantic slave trade and Helen Weinstein on the 2007 media output and the meaning of commissioning and production decision-making.
Back To CivilisationOn February 21st at the Sainsbury Wing Theatre, The National Gallery will mark 40 years since the broadcast of the landmark series Civilisation by Kenneth Clarke. Speakers include Nick Penny, David Attenborough, Simon Schama, Jonathan Conlin, AA Gill. Working in partnership with IPUP, there is a following day conference at York on 25th May with Arts TV producers and presenters, see IPUP events page to see the After Civilisation programme and register. All welcome.
On February 20th University of York historian, Miles Taylor, speaks at the Taking Liberties study day at the British Library, relating to the BL’s major exhibition. Lucy Sackville, IPUP Research Associate, has written a very helpful overview of the perspectives and speakers for the IPUP website to support our IPUP research interests in britishness, citizenship, race and faith identities.
Impact and the Humanities
Helen Weinstein, Director of IPUP, is invited to give evidence on February 19th at the Whitehall Committee about how to evaluate impact with AHRC stakeholders and policy makers at the Department of Industry, Universities & Skills. To see AHRC impact strategy paper download the PDF from the AHRC pages.
Stories of the Stones: YMT In Partnership With IPUP
York Museum Trust is very keen to work in partnership with IPUP on developing the Museum Gardens and the Cultural Quarter. We are submitting an application to the AHRC Science and Heritage programme called the Stories of the Stones. For more information see project pages.
Remembering War: Memory Like Shells
On the 30th and 31st January ‘Remembering War’ is a two day conference at the Wellcome Foundation, Euston Road, London. The oral history project with Helen Weinstein and the veteran Norman Winchester working with the composer, Karen Wimhurst, is going to be performed by the Allegri String Quartet at 7.30pm on 30th January. To book a place go to the Wellcome pages, and to see article and listen to Memory Like Shells go to the IPUP multimedia pages.
IPUP Partnership With YCIS: York Cultural Institutions
Marie Akehurst, IPUP Research Associate, is writing a report for IPUP whereby our IPUP team is going to be meeting individually with York Cultural Institution practitioners to learn about their experience of working with the Humanities at the University of York, and how we can develop closer research partnerships and develop collaborative doctoral awards and knowledge transfer partnerships. If your YCI has not yet been contacted by IPUP, please find us at our email address for developing YCI dialogue and partnerships.
IPUP’s Research Associate, Lucy Sackville, has reviewed the landmark exhibition at the British Library with a very comprehensive report to assist with IPUP’s research interest in the cultural and political creation of ‘Britishness’. Read Lucy’s review of Taking Liberties: The Struggle for Britain’s Freedoms and Rights here.
Diversifying Audiences Policy in Cultural Sector
Machel Bogues is joining IPUP as a Research Associate to support the IPUP Director in her work as Co-Chair of Diversifying Audiences for the London Mayor’s Heritage Diversity Task Force. Machel’s opinoin piece and policy paper overviewing diversity policy 200-2009 will be forthcoming on IPUP’s Audiences project pages.