Tagged: Public History

Public History (of Education) and Applied History Manifestos’ 2011-2023

Public History and its sub-field of public History of education are applied disciplines in and for the present. However, good practices and ethical methods are sometimes summarized when producing disciplinary manifestos. This essay will engage with different history manifestos and their importance in describing the hermeneutic of Public and Applied History in the 21st century and how these manifestos are connected to the Public History of Education

A Review of Public in Public History, edited by Joanna Wojdon & Dorota Wiśnievska, London, Routledge, 2022

This very welcome collection of essays collected by Joanna Wojdon, an associate professor at the Institute of History of the University of Wrocław, and a research assistant, Dorota Wiśniewska, has been published in the Routledge Global studies on Public History series. They deal with the concept of “public” which characterizes Public History (from now on PH) as a sub-discipline inside history.

A public history of the Waterloo’s Battle Bicentenary, June 18-21, 2015

This post comes from a personal experience during the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, 18th-21st of June 2015. It aims to illustrate the different meanings behind an international commemoration. It looks at how a battlefield landscape became a historical heritage park between public history practices and the commercial necessities of tourism of the past.

The Italian Public History Manifesto

As we know, the social role of historians as experts and potential influencer of contemporary debates because of their knowledge of the past and their critical skills applied to original sources, is challenged today. This is what denounced in 2015 Jo Guldi and David Armitage in a Manifesto that has been widely commented worldwide and translated into Italian.

Homo Digitalis

Homo digitalis

Il digitale non solo ci circonda dai suoi strumenti e dagli schermi che guardiamo in continuazione, ma permea ogni aspetto della nostra vita. L’homo digitalis agisce in simbiosi con le tecnologie digitali e partecipa delle trasformazioni che stanno rimodellando, in poco tempo, anche gli aspetti più intimi e familiari della nostra vita, nelle relazioni sentimentali, nel lavoro, fino ad influenzare la politica, le istituzioni e le modalità del funzionamento delle nostre società […].

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