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Public Historians as referees

December 10, 2013


Originally posted on Stephanie de Rooij:
So, by now I have dropt the word ‘public history’ already quit a few times. You could define this master I follow, as a place where I learn pathways to broadcasting the past and equipping me with professional skills of historical interpretation and communication. But that is what today…

Intangible Cultural Heritage

November 8, 2013


Our editor Natalie Haly reflects on the intangible cultural heritage within Marrakech and asks should we do more to preserve it? In these dark and dreary autumnal days, I’ve recently taken to scrolling through past holiday photos wishing I was in sunnier climes.  Whist this is mainly nothing more than a great time wasting exercise, […]

Behind the Scenes with Friday Finds

August 15, 2013


Originally posted on Egham Museum:
Katie Thompson takes us behind the scenes at Egham Museum, selecting and archiving all our favourite Friday Finds.   With several of Egham Museum’s fantastic projects already underway, such as the Memories of War Oral History and Collections Audit projects as well as plans for Magna Carta commemorations that will…

American and British public history: learning from one another

August 14, 2013


Our editor Natalie Haly reflects on her experience of public history in America and asks whether we can learn anything from the different approaches to public history used in America. A few weeks ago I visited the United States of America and it really got me thinking about the differences between British and American interpretations […]

IHR Public History Seminar 15/05/2013 – Anniversaries and Narratives: Reflections on 1807/2007

May 14, 2013


The next IHR Public History seminar will take place on Wednesday (15/05/2013) at 17.30 in room G34 at Senate House. Dr Geoffrey Cubitt will be discussing ‘Anniversaries and Narrative: Reflections on 1807/2007’ For further details relating to this even please follow the link – IHR Public History Seminar    

IHR Public History Seminar 01/05/2013 – The Public History of the Magna Carta

April 29, 2013


The next IHR Public History Seminar will take place on Wednesday (1/05/13) at 17.30 in room G34 at Senate House. Professor Justin Champion and Dr. Graham Smith will be discussing ‘The Public History of Magna Carta’ ahead of the 800th of anniversary of the document in 2015. For further details relating to this event please follow the […]

‘In Our Time – The Putney Debates’

April 16, 2013


Professor Justin Champion will feature on this weeks ‘In Our Time’ focussing on The Putney Debates. Listen to the show live on Radio 4 this Thursday (18th April) at 9am or alternatively listen to the show online at