Seminar Event: Public History in Northern Ireland with Dr Olwen Purdue

On Wednesday 29 November 2017 the IHR Public History Seminar & the London Centre for Public History and Heritage proudly present: Dealing with Divided Pasts: Doing Public History in Northern Ireland Dr Olwen Purdue (Queen's University Belfast) Chair: Dr Edward Madigan (Royal Holloway, University of London) This paper will explore practice and teaching of Public … Continue reading Seminar Event: Public History in Northern Ireland with Dr Olwen Purdue

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Seminar Event: Memorialising Magna Carta at Runnymede, 25 October 2017

Memorialising Magna Carta at Runnymede: Hew Locke’s, The Jurors and Runnymede Magna Carta Legacy’s statue of Queen Elizabeth II Steven Franklin (Royal Holloway) Chair: Edward Madigan (Royal Holloway) Wednesday 25 October, 2017, 5.30 pm John S. Cohen Seminar Room, N203, Senate House In June 1215, King John was forced to seal a charter that later … Continue reading Seminar Event: Memorialising Magna Carta at Runnymede, 25 October 2017

“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