CFP- Placeless memories: digital constructions of memory and identity

The Institute of the Public Understanding of Past, based at the University of York, has issued a call for papers for a fascinating event looking at 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. The call … Continue reading CFP- Placeless memories: digital constructions of memory and identity

“Our history teachers readied us for this dumb sh*t”: public history and the political present

This blog has been reposted with the permission of the author, Dr Alix Green. The original post can be found here. If ever we need historians, it’s now. Niall Ferguson has recently urged the President to convene a Council of Historians for the ‘United States of Amnesia’. It seems unlikely that Trump would be interested … Continue reading “Our history teachers readied us for this dumb sh*t”: public history and the political present

Public History and the British Extreme Right Seminar Report

How much do you know about or understand the politics, history and the beliefs of the extreme right in Britain? Is it important to know more and what social responsibilities would go hand in hand with this type of knowledge? These were questions I asked myself as we welcome Dr Paul Jackson, the most recent … Continue reading Public History and the British Extreme Right Seminar Report

Cataloguing Far-Right Hate and Public History Seminar

Join us on 22nd February for our second seminar in the 'Difficult Pasts and Objects' series: Daniel Jones (Searchlight Archive, University of Northampton) 'Archiving the Extreme: Cataloguing Far-Right Hate and Public History' The University of Northampton has a large holding of anti-fascist and far right material, based around their large Searchlight Archive, which has been … Continue reading Cataloguing Far-Right Hate and Public History Seminar

Public History and the British Extreme Right Seminar

Join us on 8th February for our first seminar in the 'Difficult Pasts and Objects' series: Dr Paul Jackson (University of Northampton) 'Public History and the British Extreme Right' This presentation will unpack some of the challenges found in both researching histories of the British extreme right, and communicating these findings to relevant audiences outside … Continue reading Public History and the British Extreme Right Seminar

IHR Seminar: Spring Term

We are delighted to announce our seminars for the spring term on the theme of 'Difficult Pasts and Objects'   8th February: Paul Jackson (University of Northampton): Public History and the British Extreme Far Right 22nd February: Daniel Jones, (Searchlight Archive, University of Northampton): 'Archiving the Extreme: Cataloguing Far-Right Hate and Public History 8th March … Continue reading IHR Seminar: Spring Term

IHR Seminar: Thomas Cauvin and his new book ‘Public History – A Textbook of Practice’

Defining the field: Public History - A Textbook of Practice This Wednesday, 16 November, please join us for a seminar with Thomas Cauvin (University of Louisiana, Lafayette). Location: Senate House – John S. Cohen Room N203 Public history continues to elude consensus regarding its parameters and purposes and its complexities and ambiguities have only multiplied … Continue reading IHR Seminar: Thomas Cauvin and his new book ‘Public History – A Textbook of Practice’

IHR Seminar: Exploring the Relationship between Unpalatable Past and the Contested Present in Modern France

  Exploring the Relationship between the Unpalatable Past and the Contested Present in Modern France Wednesday 9 November, 2016, 5.30 pm Olga Crisp Seminar Room N102, Senate House Dr Nicola Cooper (University of Northampton): France’s Memory Wars Prof William Gallois (University of Exeter): The Palatability of the Algerian Past Chair: Dr Edward Madigan (Royal Holloway, … Continue reading IHR Seminar: Exploring the Relationship between Unpalatable Past and the Contested Present in Modern France

Seminar Event: The Rhodes Must Fall Campaign and the Cultural Politics of the British Imperial Past

Prof Saul Dubow (Queen Mary, UL) & Prof Bill Schwarz (Queen Mary, UL) Chair: Prof John Tosh (Roehampton) Wednesday 12 October, 5.30 pm Pollard Seminar Room (N301) Senate House Within just weeks of its initiation by students at the University of Cape Town in March 2015, the Rhodes Must Fall campaign led to the removal … Continue reading Seminar Event: The Rhodes Must Fall Campaign and the Cultural Politics of the British Imperial Past