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Historical Knowledge and Public History

A panel discussion, co-hosted with History Today, on the meaning, scope and future of public history, with leading broadcasters and exponents of the form.

Recorded: 22 June 2018

Speaker(s): Chair: Paul Lay (Editor, History Today); Speakers: Jo Fox (IHR), Paul Lay (History Today), Helen Castor, David Olusoga, and Anna Whitelock.

Event: History Today at the IHR: understanding the past in the 21st century lecture series

A panel of historians and media figures discuss how the opening up of history to a wider audience places special demands on those communicating the past. What are the factors that shape how history is presented in museums, in the media and online; and who gets to write and present it?