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Public History Grad Con 2022

Friday 23 September 2022, 9.15AM to 8.00pm

Organised by Public History MA and PhD students, Public History Grad Con is an opportunity for postgraduate students, early career researchers and career practitioners to discuss current issues in the public history field.

The day will be held in York with a wide range of public history papers, a professional practitioner panel and a keynote address from Thomas Cauvin, Associate Professor of Public History at the University of Luxembourg and former president of the International Federation for Public History (IFPH).

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, followed by an evening reception. The reception will be the annual celebration of the MA in Public History and IPUP, an opportunity to meet last year's students and incoming students, as well as network with practitioners across the city of York. If you are unable to join us during the day, you are welcome to register separately for this evening reception or vice-versa.

The conference programme runs from 10.00-17.30 followed by the reception from 18.30-20.00. Hybrid sessions will be facilitated for the keynote (10.15-11.00 BST) and practitioner panel sessions (4.30-5.30 BST).

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Further details and content of the programme can be found here.

9.15 Registration
10.00 Introduction

Keynote Address

Thomas Cauvin

Where is Public History Today?




First Session Group 1

Uses of the Past

First Session Group 2

National Identity

12.30 Lunch

Second Session Group 1

Institutional Accessibility

Second Session Group 2

Commemoration and Forgetting


Third Session Group 1

Visual Media

Third Session Group 2

Community Co-production


Poster Presentations (Posters will also be on display throughout the whole day in the conference space for attendees to view)


Practitioner Panel

Chris Tuckley, Holly Nielsen, Hannah Ishmael, Ayshah Johnston, Tré Ventour

Public History and the Digital Turn


End of Conference


Evening Reception

Location: University of York Humanities Research Centre Berwick Saul Building Heslington YO10 5DD

Admission: Free - please register to attend