Our research

Our research covers any area where the past and the public meet. This is divided into four key themes:

Archives and the Public

Burning candles

Projects seeking to discover how people interact with archives and artefacts


Toy highland soldiers

How do we commemorate people, places and events?

Social justice

A miner inconvenience

Exploring the impact of historical narratives on modern society

History in the news

Newspaper cutting: "Casualties among Yorkshiremen"

How is history communicated by the media, and how does this affect our understanding of the past?