Monthly Archives: August 2015

More History or Anti History?

The readings for “What is Public History”, most engaging was “A Shared Authority”, how Oral history fits into the conversation around history education and transmission. The triangulation between past experiences and the present context of remembering. Is Oral history “more … Continue reading

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Loss, Remembrance and Understanding

It was with great trepidation that I first walked toward the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. It was 1983, a year after it opened. Maya Lin, the young artist who created it, was vilified by many, most especially many of … Continue reading

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What is “public” about public history?

Merriam Webster’s defines “public” as : 1a : exposed to general view : open b : well-known, prominent c : perceptible, material 2a : of, relating to, or affecting all the people or the whole area of a nation or … Continue reading

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Welcome to HIST 7040!

Welcome to HIST 7040, Issues and Interpretations in Public History. This course is intended as an introduction to key theoretical, methodological, and practical issues related to creating history by, for, and with a wider public. Issues include questions of audience and … Continue reading

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