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

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

The Role of Public History in the History of Refugees and Migrants

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