Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past: International Workshop

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Date(s) - 14 September - 16 September
All day

University of York


The aim of the workshop is to explore and reflect on public understandings and uses of the past, the practices of public history, in a global, international and transnational perspective. We are defining “public history” and ” public understandings of the past” quite broadly, to include anything that is to do with historians engaging with communities or public policy making or history-making outside academic circles, or with the public significance and uses of historical understanding more generally.

We have speakers from China, India, Russia, South Africa, Brazil, The Netherlands and Spain as well as the UK. Some presentations will explore the forms and challenges of public history in different parts of the world, while others will engage with particular thematic areas – the public history of health, commemoration, race and slavery, the public history of cathedrals and historic cities.

Ticket prices have been set as £110 to include a conference dinner on the evening of 15th September OR £80 to exclude the conference dinner.

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