Introduction to Public History

SAME AS DRAP-GA 1752.

This course provides an introductory overview to the public history field in its diverse venues and manifestations. Through intensive reading, discussion, and writing, students consider how the field of public history came into being and how it has evolved; where and how history is made and consumed; and the intersections and collisions of academic history with commemoration and popular history-making.

Reviews the history of public history from the early twentieth century through the present, focusing on historians? relationships, dialogues, and collaborations with public audiences. Considers issues involving memory, identity, heritage, commemoration, historic preservation, history museums, oral history, film, and digital history.

Course Information

HIST-GA1750

Graduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

1
Marie Ellen Noonan
W: 4:55 PM - 7:35 PM KJCC 607