Public History I (HIC1200)

30 credits

Public History is a core element of level one history. The module will introduce you to the theory and practice of public history. We will analyse the power, politics and practicalities of (re)presenting history in the public sphere. From heritage sites and museums, to film, fiction and virtual reality; the course explores key concepts and contextualise them within national and international debates. The first semester will focus primarily on museums and heritage sites, and the second semester will broaden the discussion to other forms of public history. You will have the opportunity to analysis museum exhibits, conduct oral history interviews, explore digital public history, and go on placement within a public history setting.