HIST5725The Art of Public History (A)3 ch (3S) [W]

Examines the concept of “public history” as the work that history professionals engage in outside the academy. Each year, this course will focus on a particular aspect of the intersection of public history with disciplinary knowledge and cultural institutions. Topics covered from year to year include the historical development of the modern public museum; the relationship between non-Western cultural production and Western cultural institutions; the modern tourism and heritage industries; and video and performance art as a site of social activism. NOTE: A field trip may be required. Cost varies to a maximum of $50.