HIST510

Presenting the Past: Public Histories

2018
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30

500

This paper provides an overview of public history: its definition, evolution and philosophy. It will consider public history, its development and theoretical assumptions, and examine the uses to which the past has been put in New Zealand and overseas. The paper will consider why the quest for 'usable pasts' has become so significant in recent times.

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