01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR
Horizon Hall 1012
Section Information for Spring 2022
Public history activates the past into our present, illuminating memories that may not be our own yet still seek to make sense of our identities. Creating stages for this dynamic practice in such venues as museums, historic sites, monuments, and podcasts takes concerted action. Indeed, opening space to uplift diverse or submerged histories can take more than a moment – it can take a movement. Public history incorporates critical research with community engagement. The field develops a dialogue, a relationship, and an innovative enterprise. Our class will create real projects affecting the way history interacts with our surroundings. We will work in the new Public History Lab space to practice what curators, community knowledge holders, and educators teach us. No prior experience is necessary, we will grow from the ground up.
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