In the European Union, contemporary political debates are heavily influenced by history and memory issues. European citizens have multi-layered identities.
Tag Archive for ‘Public History’
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.
Public history looks more international than ever. The internationalization of public history creates a common space for discussion about the changing…
Public history and history didactics are two subfields of history that focus on reaching the world outside the academy. A conversation…
If populist politicians celebrate the “voice of the people” in defence of often xenophobic nativist agendas, we need to revisit what the “public” in “public history” means. Let’s unpick our terms.
We are at a crossroads for the spread of public history and we need to consider the possibility that we could all become public historians.
In Europe the number of public history programs is steadily growing. These programs emphasize practical training of their graduates for professional careers in history-related institutions. Do we really need them?