Connecting People and Places project

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.

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Discover more about our Connecting People and Places research project below


Watch a short video capturing the key learnings from the research

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One thing I found really interesting during the research project, was the absolute focus on the community itself. We used the community to guide us and to navigate us to the right information that could never be found in books. It made collecting our findings more meaningful.
Ayshah Begum


Hear soundbites from some of the people interviewed

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Case Studies

Read about the sites our students visited.

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Building Careers

Discover more about our work to help young people begin and build their careers in a variety of industries.

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