This blog is for students enrolled in HIST 7040 Issues and Interpretation in Public History. It is a place to reflect on readings and class discussions, share news and announcements, and discuss current practices and events in the field of public history.
HIST 7040 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 authority in presenting history; the relationship between history and memory; the politics and ethics of public history; and the applications of history in diverse formats and media. The course is designed for, but not limited to, students who might consider work in the varied fields of public history.