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History in Practice: Public History and Heritage (HI2D1-30)

THINK OUTSIDE THE BUILDING-CREDIT FILARWILLIAMS

PHOTO CREDIT: FILARWILLIAMS

Module Convenor: Dr Meleisa Ono-George

This 30 CATS second-year optional module will introduce students to current discussions in the presentation and dissemination of the past to the public outside of academia. Through seminars discussions of key themes related to public history and exploration of various practice, students will be encouraged to consider the role of history in contemporary society. The module also aims to provide students with the opportunity to put what they have learned in the classroom into practice by working with a local heritage organization or archive in the production of public history. Through hands-on experience, students are encouraged to critically reflect upon both the theory and practice of historical production in the public sphere, meanwhile developing practical and transferable skills.

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NOTE: This module requires 48-72 hours of placement during TERM TWO at a local heritage organization or archive. Exact number of hours will vary by placement and will be confirmed prior to the start of any placement. Incurred cost of travel to placements will be arranged and covered by the Department of History.