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Conferences and Public Events

As well as traditional academic conferences, IPUP is involved in other types of public events, such as performances, exhibitions and concerts. Find out about our events below.

Upcoming events: 

Previous events:

Commemorating the Second World War in the ‘young 21st century’

Thursday 20 July 2023

Join us for IPUP's 2023 conference in partnership with the Chair of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Bonn.

Public History Grad Con 2022

Friday 23 September 2022

In collaboration with the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, the University of York is excited to be hosting the UK's first public history postgraduate student conference

Emotion in the Museum | Conference Programme

Friday 13 March 2020

**NB: This conference has been postponed.** For reasons connected with the continuing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the recent withdrawal of a significant number of speakers for this and other reasons, the organisers have reluctantly decided to postpone the Emotion in the Museum conference, which was due to take place in York on 13th & 14th March 2020. We are sorry for the difficulties that this will cause for delegates. As organisers of the event, we remain committed to the conference and will make every effort to hold this at a future date

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

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

York Historic Atlas Study Day

Saturday 23 April 2016

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

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

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.