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

Commemoration

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?