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 […]
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 and the Media” a workshop at the European University Institute in Florence, February 11-13, 2015
The IFPH-FIHP, together with the NCPH and other associations and cultural institutions, are participating to an important workshop on Public History organised...