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Making History Part 1

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Eleanor Quince
Academic year

Module overview

History has a life which stretches far beyond the ivory tower of academia and university study. This module encourages you to reflect on how historians translate academic knowledge into public history. It introduces you to the many different audiences for history and invites you to consider some of the ways in which history is produced for and delivered to these audiences. By considering a range of public history outcomes – such as popular publications, museum displays, exhibitions, podcasts, films, and even video games – you will explore the major strategies and current debates around the practice of public history. And you will also confront some of the practical challenges and ethical dilemmas around the creation of public history. The module will provoke you to think about the relationship between history and its various public(s) in order to understand the complex nature of these audiences. Throughout the module, you will have the opportunity to draw on your own specific historical interests, considering how these topics are presented to a broad range of audiences.