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At this half-day conference, presentations will be given from those involved in the making of the series, including Writer and Presenter Simon Schama, Controller of BBC Two Janice Hadlow, BBC History Commissioner Martin Davidson, and the award-winning TV Producers Clare Beavan and Jamie Muir. More information soon.
Find out more on the Conference Webpage
The second of our twice-termly seminar will be led by John Schofield from the Department of Archaeology. John, who directs the MA in Cultural Heritage Management will lead us on the theme ‘Embrace the Margins: Adventures in Archaeology and Contemporary Homelessness.’ More details on the Navigating the Past Seminar Pages.
One of the leading independent television producers in the world, Alex Graham’s credits include Who Do You Think You Are?, The 1940s House, and Oscar-winning documentary feature Man on Wire. His talk is entitled ‘Who Do We Think We Were: Reflections on Creating and Selling Historical Documentaries for TV in the Twenty-first Century.’
All are welcome. No ticket required.
The first of this term’s Navigating the Past seminars will be given by Andrew Morrison from York Museums Trust, who will consider the question: ‘The Yorkshire Museum Refit: Did It Let the Light In?’. More details on the Navigating the Past Seminar Pages.
1st June 2010 – IPUP’s ‘Navigating the Past’ seminar series will be holding a discussion group from 1pm to 2pm led by Helen Weinstein (IPUP) and Laurence Rainey (English) on the subject of ‘Narrative, “Story”, and the representation of the past.’ For more information see our Seminars page. See our directions page for directions to the building.
19th May 2010 - IPUP Conference in partnership with York Museums Trust and the Archaeology Department will bring together media commissioners and producers, museum and heritage practitioners alongside academics to discuss "Packaging the Past: Communicating across museums, television, radio and the internet in a multi-platform era". Key speakers will be Martin Davidson, BBC Knowledge Commissioner for BBC History and Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator, Historic Royal Palaces. For more information see our events page.
11th May 2010 - IPUP Keynote Media Speaker Dan Snow will talk about his experience translating his history degree skills to production and presenter roles for TV history programmes, including his most recent BBC TV Series, “Empire of the Seas”. In collaboration with the History Competition at the History Department and Careers. All welcome, especially History, Archaeology and Art History students interested in media careers. For more information see our events page.
4th May 2010 - IPUP's seminar series "Navigating the Past" will be holding a discussion group led by Tea Sindbaek (IPUP) on the subject of 'Traumatic History and The Historians'. For more information, including directions to the HRC and suggested reading, see our events page.
22nd to 24th April 2010 - A three-day international conference will be held by our colleagues in the Department of History on the topic of 'femininities'. This will bring together leading international scholars to examine the state of the field in women's history, gender history and the history of sexuality. For more information please see the conferences page.
1pm 30th March 2010 - IPUP will host cultural leaders for a lunch meeting to develop a project about Roman York.
30th March 2010 - A day of discussions will be held concerning how to creatively engage communities in the regeneration of their towns and cities, with policymakers, built environment professionals, community leaders and local authorities. This day will be organised by Beam and held at the Bowland Auditorium in the Berrick Saul Building (directions). For more information please contact Cathy at Beam, or see the programme information here.
22nd to 24th March 2010 - A conference will be held by our colleagues in the Centre for Medieval Studies on the topic of 'York 1190: Jews and Others in the Wake of Massacre'. This will examine one of the most scarring events in Anglo-Judaism, and to understand the York Massacre not just as a local event but one of a series of violent attacks on Jews across England between 1189 and 1190. For more information and registration go here.
11th March 2010 - IPUP meeting to develop a working relationship with the Leeds-based agency, Audiences Yorkshire, and to discuss collaboration on audience research.
9th March 2010 - IPUP will host the CEO of Continuum to discuss potential research collaborations at their living history attractions, for example The Canterbury Tales and The Oxford Castle - Unlocked.
3rd March 2010 - IPUP has been invited to give a presentation at the newly-founded Bloomsbury Academic to explore new media publishing opportunities, with the Commissioning Editor, Frances Pinter, and the CEO, Jonathan Glasspool.
1st March 2010 - Martin Scott has been an exellent Project Co-ordinator at IPUP and we wish him well in his new post at UCL, working with the European Research and Development Office.
19th February 2010 - IPUP will host English Heritage Marketing Director, Nicola Bexon, to discuss audience research and evaluation at sites in the North East Region of English Heritage, especially Cliffords Tower in central York, Belsay Hall, Housesteads Roman Fort at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. For more information about English Heritage in the North East, click here.
17th February 2010 - An exhibition will be opening at the Fine Arts Society, London, of collaborative works by Matthew Collings and Emma Biggs, featuring the 'Five Sisters'. To see the IPUP interpretation film about Five Sisters, exploring the relationship of recycled archaeology and contemporary art, go to our multimedia page.
17th February 2010 - IPUP's Director will be meeting with Rowland Weston from Waikato University, New Zealand to develop our WUN relationship. This relates to a new initiative for public history at Waikato called “The Public History Research Unit’ and synergies for research projects about heritage and identity. It is hoped that another IPUP/WUN graduate conference will be organised for 2011 to include students from York and Waikato.
IPUP will host the Co-Chair of the Diversity in Heritage Group to collaborate with policy makers and practitioners on a network project. The partnership is working to identify research needed by the sector to understand, develop and sustain audiences to museums, galleries and heritage sites. IPUP is co-ordinating the research partnerships and supporting the development of the Diversity in Heritage Group. For a report from a prior conference, please click here.
16th February 2010 - IPUP's seminar series "Navigating the Past" will be holding a discussion group led by Paul Gready (Applied Human Rights) on the subject of 'Human Rights and Contested Pasts'. For more information, including directions to the HRC and suggested reading, see our events page.
10th February 2010 - IPUP will give a presentation to staff of the History Department, outlining its research agenda, its conferences and seminars, its teaching and its ongoing internship programme. The Powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here:
IPUP History Department Presentation [powerpoint presentation]
2nd February 2010 - Thanks to the fantastic discussions that arose at the 19th January seminar, IPUP's "Navigating the Past" series will be holding a second discussion group led by Geoffrey Wall (English) on the subject of 'Cultures of dissent: from biography to oral history'. The seminar will be held on 2nd February 1pm-2pm at IPUP's office in the Berrick Saul Building, room 120. For more information, including directions to the HRC, see our events page.
27th and 28th January 2010 - IPUP's Director will participate in the discussions at the UK National Summit at Durham organized by Audiences UK, entitled ‘Need to Know. Audience Development in the UK. From Understanding to Engagement’. Reports on this conference and IPUP’s audience work can be found on the audiences project pages.
26th January 2010 - IPUP's Director, Helen Weinstein, will give a presentation at the Open University’s ‘Heritage and Identity: Interfaculty Heritage Studies Research Group’. Helen’s paper sets out a proposal for a new collaborative research project based on the learning from her work with policy makers and practitioners conducted for ‘Diversifying Audiences’ as Co-Chair of the London Mayor’s Heritage Diversity Task Force, alongside developing the evidence and methodological challenges from the DCMS project ‘Taking Part’.
19th January 2010 - IPUP's seminar series "Navigating the Past" will be holding a discussion group led by Geoffrey Wall (English) on the subject of 'Cultures of dissent: from biography to oral history'. For more information, including directions to the HRC and suggested reading, see our events page.
7pm, 9th January 2010 - The Concert at the Minster is free this Saturday, forming part of an experimental series of events. IPUP will be conducting audience research about the interplay between the heritage space and the contemporary art and sound. For more information, see the site here. Also, the sound poem 'Minster Voices', about those who clean, maintain, fix and renovate the Minster will be looped all evening in the Zouche Chapel between 7pm and midnight. This piece is produced by Helen Weinstein and Jon Calver from Historyworks, and will soon be available at IPUP’s multimedia page.