History in action

Historians at York are committed and passionate about communicating their research to benefit the wider world through education, health, policy, and culture. 

Personalising History

Interview with Suzanne Rappaport-Ripton; her escape from the Nazis to the disappearance of her parents. 

Collaboration with History 

University of York's History Department, becomes WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories.

The Lost Chapel Revealed

The first dedicated House of Commons chamber, destroyed in a 1834 fire, has been digitally reconstructed.  

Embedding the Historian

Dr Hannah Greig talks about the issue of historical accuracy with the writer of BBCs Poldark and Gunpowder. 

Kit Harington in Gunpowder (2017)

From Russia to America 

Discover Dr David Moon’s research on the rural world of Russia, which led him to consult on a History Channel documentary.

America: Promised Land (2017-)

England’s Immigrants

Extraordinary data has been discovered on immigration in England in the late medieval period. 

 More history in action

  • Mysterious History: York History PhD student helps shed light on mysterious Rushton
  • Dressing History: A new direction in experimental scholarship?
  • Wartime Farm: York historian helps bring the 1940s to life in BBC2 documentary

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Public understanding of the past

The Department of History has established the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP). IPUP seeks to promote partnerships and consultancies between archives, museums, galleries, heritage and the media, and to create interdisciplinary links between researchers, practitioners and audiences within and without the University.

Further examples of History in Action