What is Public History and what can you do with it?

This webinar examines the development of public history and some of the forms and activities it engages in. We explore some of the key questions: What is the public purpose of history? What does the practice of history entail in different institutional and community settings? We look at the implications of audience engagement and the role of expertise and authority when undertaking community-based public history projects. We explore a few examples and discover the tensions, contradictions and paradoxes that emerge in historical interpretation with public spaces. We also touch upon a few professional areas that are opening up to students of public history.

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