International Federation for Public History - IFPH - FIHP

Call for Posters: 4th International Public History Conference, June 5-9, 2017

The 4th International Conference of the IFPH is now receiving poster applications. The Poster Session is an opportunity to present and discuss public history projects using visual and material evidence, in an interactive and flexible setting. We encourage the participation of diverse public history practitioners from academic and non-academic backgrounds, including cultural institutions, publishers, commercial enterprises, online digital projects, organizations, etc. Please send an application if you would like to present your completed or ongoing public history projects, tools, apps, digital platforms or publications such as blogs, among other Public History initiatives, in poster form.

Re-opening of the call for nomination for the post of IFPH Treasurer (2017-2020)

The call for nomination is re-open for the position of Treasurer in the International Federation for Public History’s steering committee. The position is for a 4-year term (renewable once) starting in January 2017 (1/1/2017 – 31/12/2020). Self-nomination and nomination of individuals by a third party are welcome! Candidates and Voters should be regular 2017 IFPH-FIHP members….

The Canadian Historical Association Speaks Out about Poland’s New History Law, a comment by David Dean

On December 6, 2016 the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) wrote an open letter to the Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo urging the Polish government to reconsider the passage of legislation that would punish anyone who refers to “Polish death camps” or “Polish concentration camps.”[1] The proposed legislation is designed to protect “the good name” of Poland.[2] The CHA fears that the new law will encourage attacks on academic freedom and stifle research and debate….

CFP for the 4th Annual Conference of the International Federation for Public History, Ravenna, Italy, 5-9 June 2017 – New Deadline December 15, 2016

From 5th to 9th June 2016, the fourth international annual conference of the International Federation on Public History (IFPH) will be held at the University of Bologna, Cultural Heritage Department (Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali) located on the Campus of the city of Ravenna.

“L’histoire fait-elle vendre ?” Conference organised by the Master in “Histoire Publique”, Paris-Est Créteil, November 18-19, 2016

L’histoire publique, la Public History, a à voir avec des pratiques de l’histoire qui dépassent les cercles académiques. Si ces pratiques répondent à une demande forte des publics pour des récits historiques accessibles, compréhensibles, attrayants voire ludiques, elles se traduisent également en consommation de biens culturels (cinéma, télévision, musées, jeux, radio, livres…) s’appuyant sur l’histoire.

The University of Cologne’s second year of the Master’s degree program in history with focus on public history

In October 2015 (“Winter Semester 2015/16”), the University of Cologne started a new Master’s degree program in history with focus on public history. The new program takes account of the media’s growing interest in history and the society’s increasing interest in museums, memorial sites and other spaces of historical commemoration or education.