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Public History Research Unit (PHRU)


The Public History Research Unit aims to facilitate and promote research in public history, to provide a supportive environment for the development of research capabilities in public history and to position the University of Waikato as a centre of public history research expertise, both locally and internationally. The Unit also manages commissioned public history research projects. It provides professional advice on how to plan historical and other heritage-related projects. The Unit has the capacity to bring together a range of professionals, including historians, heritage consultants, archaeologists, architects, planners, editors, artists, designers, and publishers, to work on special project needs. The Unit is supported by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.