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Emotion in the Museum - Call for Papers

Posted on Monday 4 November 2019

This two day conference to be held on 13-14 March 2020 is a collaborative event organised by the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP) at the University of York and York Museums Trust.

Call for Papers - Remembering Across the Iron Curtain

Posted on Friday 12 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.

Horrible Histories Event - Q & A Session

Posted on Friday 12 January 2018

Do you love Horrible Histories? Then join us for a lively, funny and informative event with Horrible Histories TV series Chief History Nerd, Greg Jenner.

Placeless Memories Conference - Call for Papers

Posted on Tuesday 11 April 2017

This one-day conference taking place on Friday 14th July 2017 aims to open up discussion on the nature of memory and identity construction online and in digital formats, and explore issues concerning the use of these digital memories as a resource for scholars.

York City Environment Observatory

Posted on Tuesday 14 February 2017

Professor Sarah Rees Jones, is currently participating in this exciting project

York Historic Town Atlas Study Day

Posted on Friday 5 February 2016

An illustrated atlas of the history of the remarkable city of York, concentrating on the growth and form of the settlement across two thousand years, was published in December 2015

Careers resources for public history students

Posted on Wednesday 2 September 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have launched a new careers section on the IPUP website, to assist prospective and current Public History students and graduates.

Translating Christianity Exhibition at the Old Palace, York Minster, throughout July

Posted on Friday 3 July 2015

A virtual exhibition and free display of word, image, sound and object in the circulation of the sacred from the birth of Christ until the present day

Festival Fringe Family Fun Afternoon at the York Festival of Ideas

Posted on Monday 8 June 2015

Come along to the Festival of Ideas to join students from the MA in Public History in an afternoon of energetic, crafty, puzzling, scientific and historical fun.

Summer internships for 2015

Posted on Tuesday 14 April 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have over ten internships in public history available this summer.

Considering the relevance of the York massacre of 1190 today

Posted on Thursday 12 March 2015

16 March marks the anniversary of the massacre of the Jews of York in 1190, the most infamous event in York's history.

IPUP awards for top students

Posted on Tuesday 6 January 2015

IPUP's awards for the top students graduating from the MA in Public History in 2014 were made to Elizabeth Spencer and Lauren Bray.

Events exploring why York's past matters

Posted on Tuesday 21 October 2014

University of York to host ‘Within the Walls’ for inaugural Humanities Festival

Career Success for IPUP Research Associate

Posted on Tuesday 8 July 2014

IPUP Research Associate Jessica Moody will join the University of Portsmouth as Lecturer in Modern History and Heritage this September

IPUP Awards for top students

Posted on Thursday 1 May 2014

IPUP's first awards for the top students taking the MA in Public History made to Joanna Bradley and Sophie Vohra

Ian Hislop's 'Olden Days'

Posted on Tuesday 4 March 2014

Wingspan Productions' three-part series “Ian Hislop’s Olden Days” will be shown on BBC2, from Wednesday 9 April at 9pm. 3 IPUP Interns were involved in historical research for the series.

5k pump-priming award for IPUP research

Posted on Monday 3 February 2014

Sarah Rees Jones and Geoff Cubitt have been awarded a 5k research pump-priming award by the University of York for "Commemorative Practice and Public History".

Exciting News in Public History at York: Two Scholarships for the MA in Public History

Posted on Wednesday 8 January 2014

We are pleased to be able to announce that the Department of History has been awarded two MA scholarships for the MA in Public History for the academic year 2014-15.

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