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Programme now available

What is Public History Now? A one-day workshop for public and community historians, museum and archive professionals, and academics to share reflections on past, present and future approaches to Public History
Wednesday 5 September, Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, E1 6LS
The conference is free but please make sure that you register at:

For further details, contact Ali Bennett at
09.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome: Eleanor Robson, UCL History 

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Chris Williams (Open University)  ‘History and Policy’ and its Work with the Home Office
Sundeep Lidher (University of Cambridge) ‘Our Migration Story: The Making of Britain’.A Case Study on Public History for Schools
Elaine Tierney (V&A Research Institute) Practicing History in a Public-Facing Institution: A View f…
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Registration Open

Registration is now open for the UCL Public History workshop: What is Public History Now?
Date: 5 September 2018 10am–5pm Location: Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, E1 6LS
The workshop is free and open to all, but advanced registration is required. Register now via Eventbrite to book your place: 
Overview of the day
Public History has changed substantially in the past decade. This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners from across a variety of academic and cultural institutions to discuss the latest developments and directions for its study and dissemination in Britain. To capture the current variety and breadth of the field, a range of issues will be considered including:

-   Current definitions of Public History -   Community histories and local archives  -   Institutional histories as Public History -   Public History in the digital world -Teaching Public History as a new discipline in univers…