La prima conferenza annuale del National Council on Public History (NCPH) alla quale ho partecipato fu nel 2010 a Portland, nell’Oregon. Avevo scoperto nella lista di discussioni di H-Net, H-Public, la call per una tavola rotonda organizzata da Anna Adamek […]
About G. Wesley Johnson and a maiden voyage which started international public history forty years ago
About a year ago, the 15th of April 2019, Perspectives on History, the newsletter of the American Historical Association (AHA), published an obituary of G. Wesley Johnson, one of the founding fathers of Public History in the USA […]
This post is written in Italian and served as an introduction to the Memoria e Ricerca 2017 issue on History Museums and Public History. The papers we present were selected from panel presentations delivered during the International Federation for Public History (IFPH) 2ndinternational conference in Jinan, China in August 2015, which was part of the 22nd Conference of the International Committee for the Historical Sciences (ICHS).
A “Memoria e Ricerca” roundtable stresses absence of Public History in David Armitage & Jo Guldi “History Manifesto”
There is a widespread feeling that public funds and private sponsorship should be used for what –many people think– matters in society. Economists, for example, enjoy broad acceptance as public mediators and interpreters of our contemporary world. University programs in the Humanities, by contrast, are facing a worldwide crisis. In Japan departments are closing and this also means that the Humanities are facing an identity crisis. Such a crisis is acute in the USA where, in order to maintain university programmes, you have to provide an answer to the «What for?» question and prove immediate relevance for the job market and society at large.
Public History International. Beyond school? Comparative Perspectives, a Conference in Basel, October 2 – 3, 2015
Public History International. Beyond school? Comparative Perspectives (#phi2015) aims to explore and understand the ambiguous relationship between public history and history teaching from a variety of perspectives in a comparative way. In addition, the core authors of the Public History Weekly journal from all over the world will gather in Basel to introduce themselves in person to their readers.
The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Language and Cultural Studies, launches Italy’s first Master’s degree in Public History, beginning with the 2015/2016 academic year. The master is a 2nd level Master’s Degree in Public History.