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The Public History Reader

"This will become an essential text for all those interested in the interrogation of everyday experience, who regard history as a social form of knowledge, the work of a thousand different hands." - Paul Gough, The University of the West of England

More than ever the value of the past is simultaneously recognized and under attack. Who decides what is history and how it should be presented are timely issues. The Public History Reader is the first international reader to explore public history as an everyday practice, combining key texts and material not available either online or in journals.

If you are teaching a course in public history, historiography, history or heritage studies and would like to receive a complimentary copy to inspect, please follow this link.
 

Drawing on theory and practice from five continents The Public History Reader offers clearly written accessible introductions to debates in public history. It places people, such as practitioners, bloggers, archivists, local historians, curators or those working in education, at the heart of history-making. Kean and Martin explore public history as an everyday practice rather than simply as an academic discipline - the idea that historical knowledge is discovered and accrued from everyday encounters people have with their environments and the continuing dialog that the present has with the past.


 

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  1. The Public History Reader

    Edited by Hilda Kean, Paul Martin

    Series: Routledge Readers in History

    Drawing on theory and practice from five continents, The Public History Reader offers clearly written accessible introductions to debates in public history as it places people, such as practitioners, bloggers, archivists, local historians, curators or those working in education, at the heart of...

    Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge