HistoryCity is actively seeking to make new city apps. If you are interested in turning research in your field into a work of urban public history through historical mapping and mobile storytelling, we encourage you to get in touch.
We welcome proposals from HEI researchers and teachers, museums and galleries, and heritage bodies. We encourage proposals that involve collaboration between sectors.
We are keen to tackle major issues that drive scholarship in cultural, social and material urban history, and which will resonate for diverse publics today.
Apps are widely promoted through a collaboration between HistoryCity and Apple; each app will have a corresponding ‘time jump’ guide on Apple Maps.
Apps can be launched with one or multiple trails. Once a city app is created, it is straightforward to add further trails. Trails can explore different periods with their own historical maps.
All apps include a teaching package – a version of the platform that allows students to create their own trails for smartphones.
HistoryCity is developed and managed by the University of Exeter, and powered by Calvium. This fee-based service builds the app, and includes the development, editing, production and technical support required to turn your research/public history goals into a finished work. We are happy to share our experience of funding routes, app development, and teaching.