Public History and Memory


Course examines key themes in the theory and practice of public history, an approach to historical storytelling aimed at audiences outside the academy. Topics may include the politics and ethics of public history; memory and history; monuments and memorialization; and changing modes of presentation from traditional museums to digital platforms. Student projects will use archival and library resources and engage with historic sites and organizations.
Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ISS 536S
  • VMS 536S
Typically Offered
Spring Only