Public History Seminar

Date / time: 19 March - 21 March, All day

Public History Seminar

The first international seminar on Public History in Chile will be held on the 19th, 20th and 21st of March 2019, organised by the History Department at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Because Public History is a professional field of History or a professional field in itself that addresses historical problems and makes use of the methodologies of History – within and beyond academic settings-, this event aims to explore the following phenomena: the ways in which History is communicated to non-specialised audiences and the platforms and technologies used in such communication; the ways in which Public History must be dynamically in tune with the social needs of the present; the ways in which links are established with other disciplines to approach, understand and communicate historical problems; as well as to explore the ways in which Public History pursues public participation.

The seminar brings together specialists from different institutions and organisations to discuss how Public History is developed in Chile and internationally.

Keynote talks will be delivered by Catalina Muñoz (Universidad de Los Andes), Ellen Noonan (Clinical Assistant Professor of History and Director, Archives and Public History Program, Department of History, New York University) and Thomas Cauvin (Colorado State University, Estados Unidos, President of the International Federation of Public History).

The seminar will take place in three different venues:

  • Tuesday 19: Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos
  • Wednesday 20: Biblioteca Nacional de Chile
  • Thursday 21: Faculty of History, Geography and Political Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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