Memory, Place, Museums and Commemoration

Tuesday 5 March 2019

An evening of current research on memory, place, museums and commemoration, from IPUP-connected scholars

In Conversation: Greg Jenner and Hannah Greig

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Do you shout at the TV when dramas get history "wrong"?

Peterloo: A Conversation with Jacqueline Riding

Friday 2 November 2018

Dr. Riding will discuss her work in relation to Peterloo in conversation with Prof. Jon Mee (English).

Art is My Weapon: The Radical Musical Life of Lin Jaldati

Sunday 2 September 2018

An event supported by IPUP at the University of York

Call for Papers: Remembering Across the Iron Curtain. The Emergence of Holocaust Memory in the Cold War Era

Tuesday 30 January 2018

A Joint Conference of the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York and the Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, September 3-4, 2018.

Placeless Memories Conference

Friday 14 July 2017

Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past event exploring the nature of digital memories and identites

Objects, Stories and the Makings of Military Memory - York Festival of Ideas

Monday 12 June 2017

Inkwells made from horses hooves, a mounted moose head, a bullet-damaged cigarette case and a scrap of coffee stained silk; randomly eclectic objects and the stories woven around them.

The Public Medievalist

Monday 20 February 2017

A Conversation with a Public Medievalist

The Dark Art of Historical Consultancy

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Do you ever shout at the TV when period dramas "get it wrong"?

Commemorating the Oaks Colliery Disaster

Thursday 1 December 2016

2016 sees the 150th anniversary of the largest mining disaster in English history

Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past: International Workshop

Wednesday 14 September 2016

How do historians engage with communities and public policy outside of academic circles?

Borders and Beyond in the Middle East since 1914: Legacies, Changes, Continuities

Friday 17 June 2016

An International and Interdisciplinary conference examining the effects of World War One post-settlement in the Middle East

Shaping the Body

Thursday 9 June 2016

Does modern society place too much pressure on people to look a certain? Do people understand how lifestyle affects body shape? Should health professionals actively intervene to promote positive body image?

Renewing a Legacy: The Jewish Cultural League in Nazi Germany

Thursday 2 June 2016

A lecture to precede a performance of "Harlequin in the Ghetto"

In Conversation with Debbie Horsfield, "Poldark" screen writer and executive producer

Friday 20 May 2016

Would you like to find out more about the screen writing and production process? Do you have views about the use of history in historical dramas? Or do you just want to know what it is like to work with the stars? If so then join us for an "In Conversation" event with Debbie Horsfield, "Poldark" screen writer.

York Historic Atlas Study Day

Saturday 23 April 2016

Mapping the History of York - York revealed through the Historic Towns Atlas

Afternoon Workshop on Commemoration

Tuesday 23 February 2016

The first half of the workshop will be focused by two presentations exploring contrasting perspectives on the commemoration of a particular historical event – the 1453 Fall/Conquest of Constantinople

Museums and Military Memory

Monday 8 February 2016

Museums and Military Memory

"Anniversaries and Commemoration: Constructing Community and Temporality"

Thursday 14 January 2016

"Anniversaries and Commemoration: Constructing Community and Temporality"

"Mr Lincoln, I thought you were dead" - Museum design and the public understanding of the past

Thursday 26 November 2015

How exhibitions take shape and how a design agency responds and contributes to how the past is interpreted.

Translating Christianity Exhibition

Wednesday 1 July 2015

A virtual exhibition and free display at the Old Palace, Minster Library

Why Should We Commemorate the First World War?

Saturday 13 June 2015

Join York Castle Museum and the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP) for an open discussion about the legacy of the First World War.

Exploring Communities and Collections (Yorkshire & Humberside Federation of Museums and Art Galleries Biannual Conference 2015)

Friday 29 May 2015

The Yorkshire and Humberside Federation of Museums and Art Galleries biannual conference on the theme of public history

The Norman Conquest in York: a Reassessment

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Yorkshire Philosophical Society public lecture

Re-enacting and Recreating Viking and Medieval Sweden

Thursday 5 March 2015

Viking Age Re-enactments and Popular History

The Past informs the Future: Chatsworth and the Devonshire Collection in 2014

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Chatsworth has evolved for centuries, and the recent programme of restoration and representation makes Ebenezer Rhodes' observations as relevant today as they were in the time of the 6th Duke of Devonshire in 1837.

Open Afternoon - Play with the Past

Saturday 22 November 2014

Open Afternoon

Commemoration and Public History

Wednesday 19 November 2014

This is part of Being Human, an inaugural national festival of humanities research.

York: Living with History Project

Tuesday 18 November 2014

This is part of Being Human, an inaugural national festival of humanities research.

Community Heritage and the Homeless

Monday 17 November 2014

This is part of Being Human, an inaugural national festival of humanities research.

Exhibition: Exploring the Past Public Exhibition. 17-22 November 2014.

Monday 17 November 2014

This is part of Being Human, an inaugural national festival of humanities research.

Deadlock and Breakthrough: The Birth of Modern Warfare in the First World War

Saturday 26 July 2014

Public lecture by author Professor Gary Sheffield (Professor of War Studies, University of Wolverhampton) to mark the opening of the exhibition "1914: When the World Changed Forever" at York Castle Museum.

Remembering World War One

Friday 27 June 2014

Performances and Memorabilia on display at Holy Trinity Church, Acaster Malbis, £5 admission (includes a glass of wine!) goes towards the maintenance fund for this 14th century church.

Worlds of Arthur

Saturday 21 June 2014

Part of the York Festival of Ideas

York: The Making of a City 1068-1350

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Part of the York Festival of Ideas

From Trike to Bike

Monday 16 June 2014

'From Trike to Bike' with the Yorkshire Film Archive

History Asia Cluster and IPUP Conference

Saturday 31 May 2014

Public History in Contested Spaces: Memory, Identity and Heritage in East and Southeast Asia

Representing and Remembering Slavery in the Americas

Friday 30 May 2014

An exciting interdisciplinary conference at York on the commemoration of slavery. Many of the papers will be of interest to public history students.

Understanding Audiences - Symposium

Wednesday 28 May 2014

This day symposium brings together leading practitioners in different methods of understanding audiences.

Shakespeare and the V&A

Monday 19 May 2014

Discover Shakespeare's surprising presence in a museum better known for furniture than folios.

"A Deadly Obsession: The rivalry between the Tudors and the Stuarts"

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Linda Porter received her BA and DPhil in History at York, where she studied under the direction of two inspirational professors, Gerald Aylmer and Gwyn A. Williams.

Richard III Lecture

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Cherrylips, The Creed Play and Conflict: York in the Age of Richard III.

History for Critical Citizens: Has the Public Historian Ever Made a Difference?

Wednesday 7 May 2014

John Tosh's research interests are in historiography and historical method, relating to late 19th and early 20th century British social history. He is currently working on masculinity, emigration and imperialism in 19th century Britain.

Richard III Lecture

Tuesday 29 April 2014

The York House Books, the Mystery Plays and Richard III.

Public History: Made in York

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Diverse Evil Persons: dialogues with the past through biographies and the textures of space. Martin Bashforth, Family and Community Historian and Pat Bashforth, Conceptual Artist.

Richard III series, Centre for Medieval Studies

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Reputation and reality.

Museum Narrative Symposium

Friday 7 March 2014

Organised in collaboration with the European Centre for Cultural Exploration (ECCE) by Sharon Macdonald and Geoff Cubitt.

Public History: Made in York

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Sharing collections in the 21st Century: What can museums do to offer access to their collections beyond the museum site?

Public History: Made in York - Living in the Past

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Living in the Past: Re-enactment in Heritage Interpretation

Public History: Made in York - Lavish Dramas

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Lavish dramas, thoughtful documentaries and idiots smeared in poo - why making historical television is harder than you think.

Richard III and the Middleham Jewel

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Richard III Series - Richard III and the Middleham Jewel

The Eighth-century Northern Renaissance: Cultural Triumphs in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Dr Janina Ramirez did her PhD in the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York.

The Digital Past: Accessing Old Knowledge or Creating New Understanding?

Wednesday 5 February 2014

The Digital Past: Accessing Old Knowledge or Creating New Understanding?

Public History: Made in York - Commemorating The First World War in the Yorkshire Country House

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Commemorating the First World War in the Yorkshire Country House.

Public History: Made in York - "Making alternative histories in York - from outside and below"

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Making alternative histories in York - from outside and below.

Public History: Made in York. "A Gateway to History? A new York City Archive for the 21st Century"

Wednesday 15 January 2014

A Gateway to History? A new York City Archive for the 21st Century.

Public History: Made in York. "Public History, Private Past: Discovering the History of York during the First World War"

Wednesday 8 January 2014

"Public History, Private Past: Discovering the History of York during the First World War"

The Women in Richard III's Life

Tuesday 26 November 2013

RICHARD III LECTURE SERIES, October - November 2013

Richard III and the Council of the North

Wednesday 20 November 2013

A Parliament Week Lecture.

Richard III by William Shakespeare

Tuesday 19 November 2013

This production explores the parallels between Richard and our modern world of political monsters all in the pursuit of absolute power.

Richard III Silent Film

Sunday 10 November 2013

The Theatre Royal, York, will be screening a silent film version of Richard III in the main auditorium. The film stars celebrated stage and screen actor Frank Benson as a deliciously dastardly Richard in a precious piece of film and theatre history recorded on the stage of Stratford's Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in 1911. The film will feature musical accompaniment and, in a performance first, will be voiced live by our cast from the stage production to a commissioned 'silent cinema actor script'.

Richard III and York

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Richard III Lecture Series, October - November 2013

Greyfriars, Leicester and the Search for Richard III

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Richard III Lecture Series, October - November 2013

Anniversaries and Narratives

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Anniversaries and Narratives: Reflections on 1807/2007