This explores the concept of Public History and its contested knowledge. It also examines the production and consumption of Public History. The module will examine a wide variety of Public History including film, museums, monuments, buildings and public artefacts, history on radio and television, documentary and history in the media. It will examine particular case studies as illustration of the ways in which Public History is produced, the economic and cultural constraints and conditions under which it is produced, and the social agency involved in its production. Further, it will examine the debates on the consumption of Public History. It will explore opportunities involved in making history public.
Module coordinator: Prof. David Ryan.