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Working with local, regional and national organisations

Commemorating the Great War

The EUROTAST Project

MA Public History Internships


The Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past works with museums, archives, heritage sites, the media, artists and community organisations to explore the many ways that the past is presented in society. We ask questions about how the histories we tell impact our identities, shape our present and inform the future. 

Through collaborations and partnerships, the Institute draws together researchers, students, practitioners and communities to make and research diverse and inclusive public histories. 

Dr Lizzy Spencer



Study with us

Our MA in Public History gives you the chance to get industry experience promoting history to a public audience. This could be a museum, historic house, archive, period reconstruction, or TV, film or web production company.

MA in Public History

Student blogs

Find out about some of the amazing work our students have done during their placement and internship opportunities.


IPUP conference 2023

Find out all you need to know about this year's IPUP conference, Commemorating the Second World War in the ‘young 21st century’, in partnership with the Chair of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Bonn.

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