Category: Digital Public History

Around the World from Rio de Janeiro, Sydney and London — New Talent Joins the Student & New Pro Committee

 Our committee is complete! Please allow me to introduce three unique (and quite frankly) brilliant individuals that Hope and I are delighted to welcome to the student and new professional...

Think outside the building - San Francisco

“Public History and the Media”, workshop in Florence, February 11-12-13, 2015

In recent decades, public enthusiasm for history and popular engagement with the past has grown dramatically. The popularity of history is manifested most visibly in the proliferation of television documentaries and historical dramas but it is also discernible in the rebirth of the historical novel, the organization of large-scale commemorations of historical anniversaries, the development of new historical museums and exhibitions, re-enactments and living history activities and the emergence of public history as a separate field of academic study. Digitization has also brought history and historical research to the broader public in hitherto unconceivable ways. Yet, for the most part, and with some notable exceptions, academic historians have remained extraneous to these developments, and their relationship to the public is different from that of public historians.

October 2014 Amsterdam Conference: Public History in a Digital World – The Revolution Reconsidered

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The inaugural annual conference of the International Federation for Public History will be held at the University of Amsterdam from the 23rd of October to the 25th of October 2014. This international conference organized by the IFPH-FIHP, the Amsterdam Center for Cultural Heritage and Identity, the Amsterdam School for Culture and History and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, will bring together experts, novices, and experimenters from all over the world to share insights, questions, and practices concerning the impact of the digital world on the theory and practice of Public History.