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).
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Digital Public History sessions at the XXII International Congress of Historical Sciences (ICHS-CISH)
Academic historians promoted a historic first international reflection on the Digital Turn in History during the XXII International Congress of Historical Sciences organized...
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.
Digital History has reshaped the documentation methods of historians, especially their means of accessing and storing history. However, this seismic shift has occurred without any thorough critical discussion of these digital tools and practices. Digital history aims to create new forms of scholarship and new digital objects for the web. But we need to ask in which ways—if any—Digital Public History (DPH) is distinct from an innovative digital history?
Public History today is a worldwide discipline which considers the presence of the past -and the construction of history- outside academic settings. The practice of History has always been “public” in a way but individual and collective memories are nowadays invading the public sphere. Conflicting perceptions of the past and the inability to forget are asking for professional mediation. Public Historians answer the increasing demand for history worldwide and interpret the past with and for the public. Awareness of their global role fosters the internationalizing process of PH.