Centre for the History of People, Place and Community (CHPPC)
The Centre for the History of People, Place and Community (CHPPC) is dedicated to promoting innovative and engaged research into placed histories, spanning all regions and periods - from rural to urban and from parish to metropolis - with a focus on localised, micro-historical, and site-specific approaches. Collaborating with others, the Centre seeks to develop imaginative new ways of making history and identify opportunities for history to have a meaningful impact on the world today.
Drawing on the Institute of Historical Research's (IHR) established expertise in local, urban, and metropolitan history, the Centre brings together academics, heritage professionals, community groups, creative practitioners, and anyone interested in exploring the stories of places. Its goal is to encourage inclusive and imaginative approaches to making history. Projects within the Centre range from the long-standing Victoria County History (founded in 1899) to the pioneering Layers of London crowdsourced digital history project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. In addition to these projects, the Centre also offers training, a program of events, and a conceptual space for individuals working on place, people, and the past to connect, experiment, and share ideas.
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