The Public History Reader

Kean, Hilda
Martin, Paul
Date published: 
March 2013

Drawing on theory and practice from five continents, The Public History Reader offers clearly written, accessible introductions to debates in public history. It places people, including practitioners, bloggers, archivists, local historians, curators or those working in education, at the heart of history-making and discusses practical examples of artists, collectors, novelists, activists, curators, those paid to write history and those who do it for fun. Using their own expertise in constructing and teaching a Public History MA, Hilda Kean and Paul Martin draw on their understanding of what works best for students. The Public History Reader is a perfect resource for students of Public History and all those interested in understanding the role of the past in our lives today.