This work arose from considerations of the relationship between Public History and the newly marketized UK University sector, mainly through focussing on the skills and impact agenda – neoliberalism on the ground.
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There is a debate about the relationship between history didactics, public history, and historical culture. Historical culture is a learning environment for history didactics. It shows many different ways in which the past is recreated in the present.
To create a public history prize is an act of advocacy and of self-assertion. It signals the value and the scale of the activity being celebrated. There has to be enough of it going on and enough people…
Public history in Russia reveals the state’s desire to monopolize public space associated with the past. This new direction, consequently, cannot find a constructive dialogue with the state, society and professional historians.
Debates over public history (公众史学) in China are the role of history and historians in the nation, or forms of participation. The discussion raises more questions about past in public sphere.
In the European Union, contemporary political debates are heavily influenced by history and memory issues. European citizens have multi-layered identities.
What happens if we flip the model and, rather than just creating new offerings labelled Public History’ we also look for opportunities to bring its critical eye to the ‘mainstream’ curriculum?
This article describes the way in which the commemoration of the First World War’s centenary is dealt with on Twitter and observes how Twitter promotes both public activities with the past and the expertise of public historians online.