Wednesday, 4 May 2016

New Podcast Series, 'Your History'

In 2015 the University of Hertfordshire’s Heritage Hub commissioned Nick Patrick, the producer of Radio 4’s Making History, to create six podcasts addressing the value of public history, heritage, and academic-community partnerships in contemporary society.

The podcasts are based on interviews with a range of academics, leading heritage and public engagement professionals, and community-based organisations. They consider the ways historians, artists, and social scientists conduct and share their research with people outside the academic community.

They are now being made freely available thanks to a partnership with the London Centre for Public History. They will be released individually over the next few weeks, each accompanied by an introduction from a practitioner in the relevant field. 

Listen to the first podcast in the series, 'Universities as Anchor Institutions in Local Communities' and read the introduction by Dr Susan Parham, Head of Urbanism at the University's Centre for Sustainable Communities, here:

This podcast picks up some of the issues raised by Dr Parham, Sarah Lloyd and Alix Green in their article 'Living heritage: Universities as anchor institutions in sustainable communities' in the International Journal of Heritage and Sustainable Development (2013). Read and download the full article here:

Join the debate around the issues raised by each of the podcasts @UHertsHistory and using the hashtag #uhyourheritage

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