Plotting the Past Update York

You may have heard that Hannah Baxter spent most of last year working on a project called Plotting the Past. This project looked at the allotments of York, their history, how archaeology might be undertaken on them and what they mean to people today. They had some wonderful times collecting memories, digging test pits, creating poems and making a film.

To celebrate the achievements of the project we have an exhibition at the Environment Centre in York. Central to the exhibition is the half hour film that we made. If you have the time please visit.

What: Plotting the Past Exhibition.

Where: Environment Centre, St Nicholas Fields

When: Open until Friday 7th February. Not Sunday or Saturday morning. 9:00am until 4:00pm.

Where is the environment Centre? Visit their website for directions


Institute for the Public understanding of the Past, University of York

IPUP Public Lecture Series, January to March 2014

This series of public lectures, run by the Institute for the Public understanding of the Past, University of York, originates from the Department of History’s new MA in Public History – all the speakers, who are among the leading practitioners of public history in their fields, are also teaching on the MA. The series will highlight recent developments in history by, with and for the pubic, in archives, museums, country houses, popular festivals and the media.

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World of the Vikings Conference York 2014

World of the Vikings conference 21-23rd March, Department of Archaeology, University of York and York Archaeological Trust

Celebrating 40 years of Viking Archaeology in York, in memory of Dr Richard Hall.

Dagfinn Skre has agreed to give the keynote lecture, several of Richard’s colleagues from York Archaeological Trust will present papers, and other contributors will include Gareth Williams, Neil Price, David Griffiths, John Sheehan, Hannah Cobb, Nela Schola-Mason, James Barrett, Soren Sindbaek and Steve Ashby.

The conference will be based at The King’s Manor, University of York, in the centre of the historic city and YAT will host a reception at JORVIK.

Click here for full details and how to  book.