Connecting History, Policy and the Public: Symposium and Book Launch An IHR Public History Seminar and London Centre for Public History event convened by Alix Green and Edward Madigan. Friday 24th June, Senate House Room 349, University of London, Malet Street, London. Symposium: 2-6pm Launch of History, Policy and Public Purpose, by Alix Green: 6-8pm Confirmed … Continue reading Connecting History, Policy and the Public
Join us next Wednesday 16th March at 5:30 pm in IHR 202 for the next IHR Public History Seminar. We are delighted that Jerome de Groot will be joining us to discuss DNA in popular genealogy. Details below. Double Helix History: the use of DNA in Popular Genealogy? Dr Jerome de Groot (University of Manchester) Genealogy … Continue reading Seminar: Jerome de Groot on the use of DNA in Popular Genealogy
This free event at Royal Holloway University London features one of our forthcoming speakers, Dr Jerome de Groot. Please register your free place on Eventbrite. For more information contact Dr Nicola Phillips, IHR Public History Seminar Convenor.
Join us for our first seminar of 2016. All welcome, no need to book. The personal heritage research environment in the 21st century Dr Nick Barratt (Author, historian and consultant for BBC 'Who Do You think You Are?') Date: 3 February Time: 17:30 Venue: Past & Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate … Continue reading Seminar Event: The personal heritage research environment in the 21st century
The Generational Transmission of Memory and Identity through 'Family Heritage' Anne-Marie Kramer (University of Nottingham) Date: 2 December 2015 Time: 17:30 Venue: Past & Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House This paper will explore the generational transmission of memory and identity through a focus on the role of ‘family heritage’. It will analyse what … Continue reading Seminar Event: The Generational Transmission of Memory and Identity through ‘Family Heritage’
Homesick for Yesterday: A history of the "nostalgia wave" in the 1970s and 80s Tobias Becker (German Historical Institute, London) Date: 4 November 2015 Time: Wednesday, 17:30 Venue: Past & Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House All throughout the 1970s and 80s intellectuals in the United States, Britain and West Germany … Continue reading Seminar Event: Homesick for Yesterday: A history of the “nostalgia wave” in the 1970s and 80s
Eureka Henrich (University of Leicester Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship in Medical Humanities) has blogged some thoughts on the ‘What is Public History in the light of the recent refugee crisis?’ seminar, 21/10/2015.
My brain is still happily buzzing from last night’s IHR Public History Seminar on the question, ‘What is public history in light of the refugee crisis?’ (a intro to the event from Kathleen McIlvenna can be found here). With thoughtful and engaging responses from the different perspectives of academia (Prof Peter Gatrell, Manchester and Prof David Feldman, Birkbeck), museums (Susie Symes, 19 Princelet Street), and humanitarian organisations (Juliano Fiori, Save the Children), the roundtable raised common problems and tensions in the representation of refugee pasts and presents.
The dangers of conflating the current ‘refugee crisis’ with past crises (and perhaps even adopting that language) was a major theme – one that has been pulled apart skilfully in recent months by Jessica Reinisch. Another was the tendency in ‘pro-refugee’ discourses to emphasise refugee contributions to society (think of the UNHCR ‘Einstein was a refugee’ poster shared widely online) as justification…
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Over the summer the media was full of images and news stories on what was being called the ‘worst refugee crisis’ in Europe since the Second World War. Such a label inevitably brings historical comparisons and many reports attempted to underline the scale of the migration into Europe from the Middle East and Africa with … Continue reading The Role of Public History in the History of Refugees and Migrants
21 October, 5:30pm - What is public history in light of the recent refugee crisis? Prof David Feldman (Pears Institute, Birkbeck, University of London) Prof Peter Gatrell, (University of Manchester), Susie Symes (19 Princelet Street), Juliano Fiori (Save the Children) As part of a series of seminars addressing the question of “What is public history?”, our … Continue reading Seminar Event: What is public history in light of the recent refugee crisis?