Coronavirus: latest information

Due to the fast-changing situation around the Covid-19 virus, with regret we have taken the decision to postpone the IHR @Swansea Public History event, for the safety of participants and our wider communities. We are sorry about this disappointing news, but thank you all for your interest in the event and look forward to rescheduling in due course.

A workshop exploring research, creativity and collaboration in public history, organised by the Department of History, Swansea University, and the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study University of London. What is public history, and how might creative and experimental approaches, media engagement, and imaginative collaborations help us to make public history in new ways? Aimed primarily at postgraduate students and early career researchers, the workshop examines how historians can share and apply their research in the media, develop and pitch ideas, and make sense of the industry landscape. It also examines how academics and archives can collaborate to make the past accessible and inclusive to diverse audiences, recovering new stories in the collections. With contributions from academics, media professionals, community heritage practitioners and archivists, the workshop will share good practice and stimulate discussion about how historical research can catalyse social and cultural transformation.

The event is free and open to researchers, librarians and archivists, and heritage practitioners from across the region. Early-career researchers and professionals are particularly encouraged to attend.

For further information please contact Professor David Turner: d.m.turner@swansea.ac.uk

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