Public History Summer School

publication / 01-06-2022

The Historical Institute of the University of Wrocław, Poland (IH UWr), the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Luxembourg (C2DH), Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre, the International Federation for Public History, and the Commission for Public History of the Committee of Historical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences invite students, PhD candidates and practitioners to participate in the fifth Public History Summer School to be held in hybrid format (on-site and on-line), 6–10 June 2022.

If you are interested in how history functions in the public sphere, the summer school will give you an opportunity to broaden your interests and enrich your experience. The event will combine lectures, workshops and debates concerning methodology and specific case studies delivered by specialists in the field, as well as presentations of individual and collaborative projects.

We strongly encourage graduate and postgraduate students, professionals, as well as those without institutional affiliation but conducting interesting public history projects to submit their proposals. They may include (but need not be limited to):

– Public history of things

– Ethical aspects of doing history

– Historical narratives

– History & politics

– History & memory

– E-history

– Digital humanities

– Oral history

– Visual history

– Museums, exhibitions, archives

– Festivals and reenactments

– History of education

– Historical journalism

– Popularisation of history

– History & media

– History-related games

– Project management

The organizers may invite selected participants to propose chapters based on their contributions to be submitted for publication in Routledge’s series Global Perspectives on Public History.

The opening keynote lecture will be given by David Dean (Carleton University, IFPH). The organisers are also planning a round table devoted to career in public history and a discussion with members of the History at Risk network, presided by Jerome De Groot (University of Manchester). Workshops will centre around digital humanities and oral history.

The summer school is organised within the framework of the 5th International Conference Studying Public History – Methods, Difficulties, Perspectives.