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Global Perspectives on Public History


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This series explores the work of public historians and the contested histories they engage with around the world. Authored by both scholars and practitioners, volumes focus on cases where complex histories and diverse audiences meet and examine public representations of history. The series aims to link professional discussions of different historical methodologies with broader dialogues around commemoration, preservation, heritage, and interpretation in diverse geographical, cultural, social, and economic contexts. The co-existence of both global and regionally specific volumes in the series highlight the wide range of innovative new projects and approaches on offer. These books will provide students, researchers, and practitioners with new case studies and helpful analytical tools to confront the (mis)representations of history they encounter in their work and as members of twenty first century communities.

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Public in Public History

Public in Public History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Joanna Wojdon, Dorota Wiśniewska
July 23, 2021

Public in Public History presents international research on the role of the public in public history: the ways people perceive, respond to and influence history-related institutions, events, services and products that deal with the past. The book addresses theoretical reflections on the public, or...

Contested Commemoration in U.S. History Diverging Public Interpretations

Contested Commemoration in U.S. History: Diverging Public Interpretations

1st Edition

Edited By Klara Stephanie Szlezák, Melissa M. Bender
October 08, 2019

Against the backdrop of two recent socio-political developments—the shift from the Obama to the Trump administration and the surge in nationalist and populist sentiment that ushered in the current administration—Contested Commemoration in U.S. History presents eleven essays focused on ...

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