Connecting People and Places

Connecting People and Places is a student-led research project highlighting the histories and places of importance to people from diverse backgrounds.

The project is designed to increase recognition of how migrant and minority ethnic communities have influenced heritage across England and it will contribute to Historic England’s work to enrich understanding of the buildings and places that are important to our national history.

The project also gives Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities a voice, provides learning and development for the students working on it, and helps them to develop their portfolio to show future employers.

Research report

We have now published a report of our research and in the next phase of the programme, we are working with students to create a touring exhibition, podcast and publication.

Download the report

Find out more

Discover more about our Connecting People and Places research project


Watch a short video capturing the key learnings from the research



Hear soundbites from some of the people interviewed

Listen here

Case studies

Read about the sites our students visited.

Read here