The Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage

The Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage was established in 2018. Building on the work of its predecessor, the Manchester Centre for Regional History (MCRH), it has extended its work nationally and internationally as well as maintaining collaborative work in the city region.

Among MCPHH’s key initiatives are:

  • a partnership with the People’s History Museum, supporting a joint lectureship/curatorship in public history.
  • a partnership with the charity Manchester Histories, through which we undertake a range of engaged community projects.
  • an MA in Public History and Heritage at MMU.
  • support and mentoring for a broad range of public-facing history, archaeology and heritage projects undertaken by MMU students and staff.
  • a journal and public events series.

Current projects include:

Our members regularly appear in the media and write for popular history magazines, with contributions to outlets including BBC Sounds’ You’re Dead To Me and In Our Time, to History Hit, History Today and BBC History Extra.