“Applied History with the University of Plymouth”
Plymouth Heritage Praxis is a 'praxis' or research-in-practice unit based in the History department at the University of Plymouth. Staff and students from our MA Heritage and BA History programmes work in partnership with cultural institutions, community groups, government and industry to delivery public history and heritage projects that benefit today's society.
We work with our partners to develop and implement public history and heritage projects that put contemporary thinking in heritage theory into practice (such as our current work on the hidden heritage of LGBT groups). From new interpretation for exhibitions, events and trails - including graphic design, locative apps, virtual and augmented reality immersive experiences - to archival/field research or audience and stakeholder analysis we aim to work with partners who are keen to support our students, putting real-world experience at the heart of the student experience.
Plymouth Heritage Praxis is closely linked to the University of Plymouth's postgraduate programme, MA Heritage Theory and Practice. Each year our students work on a PHP project for their Heritage Practice module - directly contributing to project development and delivery.
Click here to find out more about MA Heritage Theory and Practice
Plymouth Heritage Praxis is led by the heritage and public history team based in the History department at the University of Plymouth. We are:
Professor Daniel Maudlin
Professor James Daybell
Dr Alan Butler
Through PHP, we are all closely involved with both teaching heritage and working on 'live' heritage projects.
All our projects closely involve students from both our MA Heritage and BA History programmes through placements, studentships and our flagship project-based practice modules.