The Oxford Handbook of Public History


Author: James B. Gardner,Paula Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199766029

Category: History

Page: 552

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The Oxford Handbook of Public History introduces the major debates within public history; the methods and sources that comprise a public historian's tool kit; and exemplary examples of practice. It views public history as a dynamic process combining historical research and a wide range of work with and for the public, informed by a conceptual context. The editors acknowledge the imprecision bedeviling attempts to define public history, and use this book as an opportunity to shape the field by taking a deliberately broad view. They include professional historians who work outside the academy in a range of institutions and sites, and those who are politically committed to communicating history to the wide range of audiences. This volume provides the information and inspiration needed by a practitioner to succeed in the wide range of workplaces that characterizes public history today, for university teachers of public history to assist their students, and for working public historians to keep up to date with recent research. This handbook locates public history as a professional practice within an intellectual framework that is increasingly transnational, technological, and democratic. While the nation state remains the primary means of identification, increased mobility and the digital revolution have occasioned a much broader outlook and awareness of the world beyond national borders. It addresses squarely the tech-savvy, media-literate citizens of the world, the"digital natives" of the twenty-first century, in a way that recognizes the revolution in shared authority that has swept museum work, oral history, and much of public history practice. This volume also provides both currently practicing historians and those entering the field a map for understanding the historical landscape of the future: not just to the historiographical debates of the academy but also the boom in commemoration and history outside the academy evident in many countries since the 1990s, which now constitutes the historical culture in each country. Public historians need to understand both contexts, and to negotiate their implications for questions of historical authority and the public historian's work. The boom in popular history is characterized by a significant increase in both making and consuming history in a range of historical activities such as genealogy, family history, and popular collecting; cultural tourism, historic sites, and memorial museums; increased memorialization, both formal and informal, from roadside memorials to state funded shrines and memorial Internet sites; increased publication of historical novels, biographies, and movies and TV series set in the past. Much of this, as well as a vast array of new community cultural projects, has been facilitated by the digital technologies that have increased the accessibility of historical information, the democratization of practice, and the demand for sharing authority.

Einführung in die Public History


Author: Martin Lücke,Irmgard Zündorf

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825249093

Category: History

Page: 207

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Dokudramas, Historienromane, Geschichtsmagazine: Geschichte in der Öffentlichkeit boomt. Dieses Studienbuch bietet einen Einblick in Theorie und Praxis der Public History. Es vermittelt Grundlagen für die Auseinandersetzung mit Geschichte in der Öffentlichkeit und ihren Präsentationsformen. Darüber hinaus beleuchtet es Berufsperspektiven für Historikerinnen und Historiker in Kultur, Politik und Wirtschaft.

Public History

A Practical Guide


Author: Faye Sayer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472514653

Category: History

Page: 272

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Public History: A Practical Guide explores history in the public sphere and examines the variety of skills that historians require in the practice of public history. It discusses how through various mediums of interpretation and presentation a range of actors, which include museums, archives, government agencies, community history societies and the media and digital media, make history accessible to a wider audience. It provides the reader with an overview of the wider-world application and communication of history beyond the classroom through core case studies for each sector that include ideas for best practice 'in the field'. This book offers an accessible and engaging synopsis of a topic that has not previously been covered. By focusing on an area of study that has changed substantially in the last decade, Public History: A Practical Guide presents a comprehensive outline of the practice of 'public history', and provides ideas for future methodological approaches as well as a reference point for planning professional development in order to gain future employment in these sectors. In the current economic climate, students need to understand the potential use of history beyond university; this book contains the tools and advice needed for them to get one step ahead in terms of knowledge, skills and experience.


How Hollywood Constructed Public History


Author: George Frederick Custen

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813517551

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Enhanced by charts, appendixes, notes, and references to approximately 300 movies from 1927 to 1960 (with additional material on the biopics' absorption by contemporary television), this volume analyzes biographical film production, distribution, and exhibition under the constraints of censorship, libel law, producer proclivities, and casting. Custen (communications, CUNY) explains why biographies of entertainers proliferated after World War II, how studio moguls fostered biographical narratives similar to their own rags-to-riches stories, and to what extent research departments affected veracity. A good addition to a scant literature that includes Michael Pitts's Hollywood and American History (McFarland & Co., 1984) and George MacDonald Fraser's The Hollywood History of the World ( LJ 9/15/88). Essential for comprehensive film collections. Movie Entertainment Book Club selection. "Helps us to understand how Hollywood films shaped public consciousness about the past by constructing a very specific, ideologically charged version of that past. . . . A fresh and important contribution to film history and cultural studies."--Daniel Czitrom, Mount Holyoke College Bio/Pics is the first comprehensive study of a once important film genre, the biographical film. Using previously unavailable archival materials from Twentieth Century-Fox, Warner Bros., MGM, and RKO studios, as well as censorship files from the Production Code Administration, George Custen argues that, through these films, Hollywood manufactured a nearly monochromatic view of history that was systematically distorted in regard to race, gender, nationality, and profession.Utilizing a carefully selected sample of over 100 films produced during the Studio Era (1927-1960), Custen maintains that the biopic constructed a Hollywood code of history out of a tightly controlled reference system, glamorizing the producers' own personal visions of what constituted a great life. Custen's examination of production practices reveals that the machinery of public history operating through these films was fueled by difference sources. His analysis of the roles played by star personae, legal considerations, censorship practices, and the producers' own ideologies brings the world of biopic alive, even into the age of the made-for-TV movie.

Slavery And Public History

The Tough Stuff of American Memory


Author: James Oliver Horton,Lois E. Horton

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587446

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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America's slave past is being analyzed as never before, yet it remains one of the most contentious issues in U.S. memory. In recent years, the culture wars over the way that slavery is remembered and taught have reached a new crescendo. From the argument about the display of the Confederate flag over the state house in Columbia, South Carolina, to the dispute over Thomas Jefferson's relationship with his slave Sally Hemings and the ongoing debates about reparations, the questions grow ever more urgent and more difficult. Edited by noted historians James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton, this collection explores current controversies and offers a bracing analysis of how people remember their past and how the lessons they draw influence American politics and culture today. Bringing together some of the nation's most respected historians, including Ira Berlin, David W. Blight, and Gary B. Nash, this is a major contribution to the unsettling but crucial debate about the significance of slavery and its meaning for racial reconciliation.

Public History

A Textbook of Practice


Author: Thomas Cauvin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131751243X

Category: History

Page: 298

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Public History: A Textbook of Practice is a guide to the many challenges historians face while teaching, learning, and practicing public history. Historians can play a dynamic and essential role in contributing to public understanding of the past, and those who work in historic preservation, in museums and archives, in government agencies, as consultants, as oral historians, or who manage crowdsourcing projects need very specific skills. This book links theory and practice and provides students and practitioners with the tools to do public history in a wide range of settings. The text engages throughout with key issues such as public participation, digital tools and media, and the internationalization of public history. Part One focuses on public history sources, and offers an overview of the creation, collection, management, and preservation of public history materials (archives, material culture, oral materials, or digital sources). Chapters cover sites and institutions such as archival repositories and museums, historic buildings and structures, and different practices such as collection management, preservation (archives, objects, sounds, moving images, buildings, sites, and landscape), oral history, and genealogy. Part Two deals with the different ways in which public historians can produce historical narratives through different media (including exhibitions, film, writing, and digital tools). The last part explores the challenges and ethical issues that public historians will encounter when working with different communities and institutions. Either in public history methods courses or as a resource for practicing public historians, this book lays the groundwork for making meaningful connections between historical sources and popular audiences.

Introduction to Public History

Interpreting the Past, Engaging Audiences


Author: Cherstin M. Lyon,Elizabeth M. Nix,Rebecca K. Shrum

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442272236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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Introduction to Public History: Interpreting the Past, Engaging Audiences is a brief foundational textbook for public history. It is organized around the questions and ethical dilemmas that drive public history in a variety of settings, from local community-based projects to international case studies. This book is designed for use in undergraduate and graduate classrooms with future public historians, teachers, and consumers of history in mind. The authors are practicing public historians who teach history and public history to a mix of undergraduate and graduate students at universities across the United States and in international contexts. This book is based on original research and the authors’ first-hand experiences, offering a fresh perspective on the dynamic field of public history based on a decade of consultation with public history educators about what they needed in an introductory textbook. Each chapter introduces a concept or common practice to students, highlighting key terms for student review and for instructor assessment of student learning. The body of each chapter introduces theories, and basic conceptual building blocks intermixed with case studies to illustrate these points. Footnotes credit sources but also serve as breadcrumbs for instructors who might like to assign more in-depth reading for more advanced students or for the purposes of lecture development. Each chapter ends with suggestions for activities that the authors have tried with their own students and suggested readings, books, and websites that can deepen student exposure to the topic.

Public History

Öffentliche Darstellungen des Nationalsozialismus jenseits der Geschichtswissenschaft


Author: Frank Bösch,Constantin Goschler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593388632

Category: Deutschland - Nationalsozialismus - Kollektives Gedächtnis - Public History - Aufsatzsammlung

Page: 290

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Public History, Private Stories

Italian Women's Autobiography


Author: Graziella Parati

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816626065

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

View: 5004

In this important volume, Graziella Parati examines the ways in which Italian women writers articulate their identities through autobiography - a public act that is also the creation of a private life. Considering autobiographical writings by five women writers from the seventeenth century to the present, Parati draws important connections between self-writing and the debate over women's roles, both traditional and transgressive. Parati considers the first prose autobiography written by an Italian woman - Camilla Faa Gonzaga's 1622 memoir - as her beginning point, citing it as a central "pre-text". Parati then examines the autobiographies of Enif Robert, Fausta Cialente, Rita Levi Montalcini, and Luisa Passerini. Through her discussion of these women's writings, she demonstrates the complex negotiations over identity contained within them, negotiations that challenge dichotomies between male and female, maternal and paternal, and private and public. Public History, Private Stories is a compelling exploration of the disparate identities created by these women through the act of writing autobiography.

Settling and Unsettling Memories

Essays in Canadian Public History


Author: Nicole Neatby,Peter Hodgins

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442699701

Category: History

Page: 588

View: 4125

Settling and Unsettling Memories analyses the ways in which Canadians over the past century have narrated the story of their past in books, films, works of art, commemorative ceremonies, and online. This cohesive collection introduces readers to overarching themes of Canadian memory studies and brings them up-to-date on the latest advances in the field. With increasing debates surrounding how societies should publicly commemorate events and people, Settling and Unsettling Memories helps readers appreciate the challenges inherent in presenting the past. Prominent and emerging scholars explore the ways in which Canadian memory has been put into action across a variety of communities, regions, and time periods. Through high-quality essays touching on the central questions of historical consciousness and collective memory, this collection makes a significant contribution to a rapidly growing field.

Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977


Author: Joshua Glick

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520966910

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977 explores how documentarians working between the election of John F. Kennedy and the Bicentennial created conflicting visions of the recent and more distant American past. Drawing on a wide range of primary documents, Joshua Glick analyzes the films of Hollywood documentarians such as David Wolper and Mel Stuart, along with lesser-known independents and activists such as Kent Mackenzie, Lynne Littman, and Jesús Salvador Treviño. While the former group reinvigorated a Cold War cultural liberalism, the latter group advocated for social justice in a city plagued by severe class stratification and racial segregation. Glick examines how mainstream and alternative filmmakers turned to the archives, civic institutions, and production facilities of Los Angeles in order to both change popular understandings of the city and shape the social consciousness of the nation.

The Lowell Experiment

Public History in a Postindustrial City


Author: Cathy Stanton

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558495470

Category: History

Page: 299

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In the early nineteenth century, Lowell, Massachusetts, was widely studied and emulated as a model for capitalist industrial development. One of the first cities in the United States to experience the ravages of deindustrialization, it was also among the first places in the world to turn to its own industrial and ethnic history as a tool for reinventing itself in the emerging postindustrial economy. The Lowell Experiment explores how history and culture have been used to remake Lowell and how historians have played a crucial yet ambiguous role in that process. The book focuses on Lowell National Historical Park, the flagship project of Lowell's new cultural economy. When it was created in 1978, the park broke new ground with its sweeping reinterpretations of labor, immigrant, and women's history. It served as a test site for the ideas of practitioners in the new field of public history -- a field that links the work of professionally trained historians with many different kinds of projects in the public realm. The Lowell Experiment takes an anthropological approach to public history in Lowell, showing it as a complex cultural performance shaped by local memory, the imperatives of economic redevelopment, and tourist rituals -- all serving to locate the park's audiences and workers more securely within a changing and uncertain new economy characterized by growing inequalities and new exclusions. The paradoxical dual role of Lowell's public historians as both interpreters of and contributors to that new economy raises important questions about the challenges and limitations facing academically trained scholars in contemporary American culture. As a long-standing and well-known example of "culture-led re-development," Lowell offers an outstanding site for exploring questions of concern to those in the fields of public and urban history, urban planning, and tourism studies.

The Power of Place

Urban Landscapes as Public History


Author: Dolores Hayden

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262581523

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

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As a historian and architect, Dolores Hayden proposes new perspectives on gender and race to broaden the practice of public art, enlarge urban preservation initiatives and redirect the writing of urban history.

Contesting History

Narratives of Public History


Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472519531

Category: History

Page: 224

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Contesting History is an authoritative guide to the positive and negative applications of the past in the public arena and what this signifies for the meaning of history more widely. Using a global, non-Western model, Jeremy Black examines the employment of history by the state, the media, the national collective memory and others and considers its fundamental significance in how we understand the past. Moving from public life pre-1400 to the struggle of ideologies in the 20th century and contemporary efforts to find meaning in historical narratives, Jeremy Black incorporates a great deal of original material on governmental, social and commercial influences on the public use of history. This includes a host of in-depth case studies from different periods of history around the world, and coverage of public history in a wider range of media, including TV and film. Readers are guided through this material by an expansive introduction, section headings, chapter conclusions and a selected further reading list. Written with eminent clarity and breadth of knowledge, Contesting History is a key text for all students of public history and anyone keen to know more about the nature of history as a discipline and concept.

People and their Pasts

Public History Today


Author: P. Ashton,H. Kean

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230234461

Category: History

Page: 304

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In this innovative and original collection, people are seen as active agents in the development of new ways of understanding the past and creating histories for the present. Chapters explore forms of public history in which people's experience and understanding of their personal, national and local pasts are part of their current lives.

Museums, Monuments, and National Parks

Toward a New Genealogy of Public History


Author: Denise D. Meringolo

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558499407

Category: History

Page: 207

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The rapid expansion of the field of public history since the 1970s has led many to believe that it is a relatively new profession. In this book, Denise D. Meringolo shows that the roots of public history actually reach back to the nineteenth century, when the federal government entered into the work of collecting and preserving the nation's natural and cultural resources. Scientists conducting research and gathering specimens became key figures in a broader effort to protect and interpret the nation's landscape. Their collaboration with entrepreneurs, academics, curators, and bureaucrats alike helped pave the way for other governmental initiatives, from the Smithsonian Institution to the parks and monuments today managed by the National Park Service. All of these developments included interpretive activities that shaped public understanding of the past. Yet it was not until the emergence of the education-oriented National Park Service history program in the 1920s and 1930s that public history found an institutional home that grounded professional practice simultaneously in the values of the emerging discipline and in government service. Even thereafter, tensions between administrators in Washington and practitioners on the ground at National Parks, monuments, and museums continued to define and redefine the scope and substance of the field. The process of definition persists to this day, according to Meringolo, as public historians establish a growing presence in major universities throughout the United States and abroad.

Art and Public History

Approaches, Opportunities, and Challenges


Author: Rebecca Bush,K. Tawny Paul

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144226845X

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 7295

Art and Public History: Approaches, Opportunities, and Challenges provides public history practitioners and academics with useful guidance on how art can be integrated into public history initiatives, through critical discussion of tools, strategies, and technologies that contribute to collaboration and engagement across a variety of platforms.

Public history readings


Author: Phyllis K. Leffler,Joseph Brent

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company


Category: History

Page: 535

View: 2995

Public History Am Beispiel Des Historischen Romans Der Augsburger Täufer Von Georg Brun


Author: Alexander Hofstetter

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656046530


Page: 24

View: 9214

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Didaktik, Note: 1,7, Universitat Augsburg (Lehrstuhl fur Didaktik der Geschichte), Veranstaltung: Public History, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Es ist ein Gebiet, welches Erfolg verspricht. Nicht umsonst werden heutzutage viele Filme mit geschichtlichem Hintergrund gedreht und Bucher mit einer historischen Basis geschrieben. Diese Auseinandersetzung mit der Vergangenheit regt die Fantasie des Lesers an, entfuhrt den Zuschauer in eine farbenprachtige Welt der Historie und uberschreitet somit die letzte Barriere zwischen Konsument und geschichtlichem Wissen. Auf angenehme Art und Weise ist es nun moglich, anstelle eine ferne Geschichte zu betrachten, direkt in die Materie einzutauchen und sich lehrreiches Wissen, verknupft mit einer spannenden Erzahlung von Helden und Abenteuern, bequem anzueignen. Nun, abgesehen davon, dass bei vielen Konsumenten sicherlich das Epos und das Abenteuer im Vordergrund des Interesses stehen, mussten die meisten Bucher und Filme dennoch sicherlich an Spannung einbussen, wurden sie in die heutige Zeit transferiert werden. Trotzdem sind historische Filme oder Romane mit Vorsicht zu geniessen. Zu schnell kann es passieren, dass sich ein historisches Faktum einfach nicht in die fiktive Handlung einfugen mochte und daher kurzerhand angeglichen wird. Auch ist der Konsument der Recherche des Autors oder Drehbuchautors vollig ausgeliefert und zunachst bleibt ihm keine Wahl, als das ihm Prasentierte fur bare Munze zu nehmen und zu akzeptieren. Die folgende Arbeit mochte sich an einem exemplarischen Beispiel eines historischen Romans mit der Fragestellung auseinandersetzen, wie dem herkommlichen Leser Geschichte dargeboten werden kann. Ferner soll uberpruft werden, ob die Wissensvermittlung, welche mit dem Lesen einhergeht, auf historisch korrekte Fakten gestutzt werden kann und ob der Roman einem Realitatsbezug und -vergleich standzuhalten vermag. Gegenstand der Untersuchung ist der Roman De"

Sammelwunder, Sammelwahn

Szenen aus der Geschichte einer Leidenschaft


Author: Philipp Blom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423280464


Page: 416

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