Public History

UCL historians have rich experience working with national heritage institutions, museums and media outlets, as well as local communities in London, and from the university’s own role as a public history provider (through its three on-campus museums and special collections). Our historians include internationally recognised practitioner-researchers in the fields of oral history, documentary film and radio, exhibition curation, digital history, historical dramatisation and heritage-making.

Our Public History MA has been running since 2022 at the state-of-the-art UCL East facilities and allows students to explore and create history in its myriad forms.
Our research centres also undertake public history:
Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery (CSLBS)
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World

Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite experiences of women in the miners’ strike of 1984-5

Public History

Collaborations beyond academia and impact case studies.

Image: Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite with two interviewees from her project exploring women's experiences in the miners’ strike of 1984-5.
Credit: UCL History News.

Guests at Great Get Together using the Memory Workshop Equipment in UCL East

Schools and Curriculums

Projects working with schools, colleges and curriculums.

Image: Anna Maguire and the public used the Memory Workshop equipment and bike at the Great Get Together, UCL East.
Credit: Kristian Lam-Clark, Mediorite.

Michael Portillo and UCL History's Prof Heather Jones have their photograph taken as part of the Taking Sides: Britain and the Civil War documentary.

Media and Policy

Appearances on TV, film and radio and informing policy.

Image: Michael Portillo with Heather Jones outside UCL History filming his documentary 'Taking Sides: Britain and the Civil War'.
Credit: Evie Calder.

Nahrein Network

Collaborative Research Projects

UCL History projects run in collaboration with external partners.

Image: The Nahrein Network is Iraqi-led research into the sustainable development of Iraqi history, heritage and the humanities.
Credit: Nahrein Network.