What is Public History Now?

Event Details

  • Event date: 05/09/2018 – 05/09/2018
  • Venue: Toynbee Hall, London
This free workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners from across a variety of academic and cultural institutions to discuss the latest developments and directions for public history in Britain.
To capture the current variety and breadth of the field, a range of issues will be considered including:
  • Current definitions of Public History
  • Community histories and local archives
  • Institutional histories as Public History
  • Public History in the digital world
  • Teaching Public History as a new discipline in universities and schools
  • Public History and museums
  • Theoretical and practical approaches to Public History
    The history of Public History
Confirmed speakers include:
Abira Hussein (Independent researcher and curator)
Elaine Tierney (V&A)
Chris Williams (Open University)
Alix Green (University of Essex)
Sundeep Lidher (University of Cambridge)
Kelly Foster (Public Historian, founder of AfroCROWD UK & London Blue Badge Guide)
Gary Haines (V&A Museum of Childhood)
Toby Butler (Public Historian and digital media practitioner)