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Public lectures

Each term IPUP runs a series of public lectures. They are free to attend and open to all.

Upcoming public lectures:

Previous public lectures:

Decolonising KhoeSan historiography through community knowledge production partnerships: the case of the A/Xarra Restorative Justice Programme at the University of Cape Town

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Dr June Bam-Hutchison is a past Research Associate with IPUP at the University of York. Now at the University of Cape Town, she co-founded and coordinates the A/Xarra Restorative Justice Forum at the Centre for African Studies as part of the national catalytic precolonial research project under the National Institute of Human and Social Sciences and National Research Foundation Chair.

For Whom the Bell Tolls: national identity and violence in contemporary Brazil

Friday 22 November 2019

The talk will present a panorama of the Brazilian contemporary scenario of violence not as the byproduct of sheer ignorance alone, but as something that can be understood as deeply rooted in the coloniality of the Brazilian historical imagination.

Who Do Archives Think They Are? The Value of Archival Heritage

Monday 11 November 2019

This talk will explore the social and cultural origins of ideas about archives, and consider the implications of the remaking of archival values for heritage and history practices.

Memory, Modernity and L’ancien regime: the Swedish Nobility 1866-1974 as a Case Study

Thursday 31 October 2019

This meeting is jointly organised by IPUP and the Centre for Modern Studies research strand on ‘Medievalism and Imperial Modernity’

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).

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.