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The latest news from the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past.

Alumni PhD scholarship success

Posted on Tuesday 27 June 2023

Congratulations to our alumni Kelly Bosomworth (Public History, 2022/23), who has been awarded a Collaborative Doctoral Award at Nottingham Trent University in partnership with the Women's Library at LSE.

Congratulations to our newest Public History graduates!

Posted on Friday 20 January 2023

We were incredibly proud to welcome back students of the MA in Public History Class of 22 for their graduation on Thursday 19th January.

Call for papers: Commemorating the Second World War in the ‘young 21st century’

Posted on Wednesday 4 January 2023

How has the Second World War been commemorated globally since 1991? How has public perception of and participation in commemorative activity and consumption changed? What strategies have been used to mobilise new technologies and navigate geo-political challenges? What controversies were triggered, narratives adjusted, new formats developed, or new media utilised? These questions, among others, will be discussed at the conference organised by the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York, and the Chair of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Bonn.

Sharing stories on contested histories 2022

Posted on Thursday 1 December 2022

Dr Sophie Vohra reflects on her participation in the international 'Sharing stories on contested histories' 2022 training programme.

Call for papers - Enterprising York: histories of business, management and society in a city of heritage

Posted on Wednesday 30 November 2022

More than eight million tourists flock to the city of York each year to celebrate its heritage, gaining brief glimpses into the city’s long history as an important centre of private trade and public enterprise. From bustling mediaeval markets to industrial railways, chocolate manufacturers, and luxurious teahouses, the history of enterprise in the city of York is widely recognized as a valuable resource of particular significance to small businesses and public organisations. Yet unlike larger cities in northern England, York’s business and management history has received very little scholarly attention.

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