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Public and Popular History

What happens when history narratives are produced not for library bookshelves but for a mass audience? Does popularization of history automatically mean dumbing down? Who are the people who make history for the public sphere, and what are their motivations and priorities? The Public & Popular History seminar series brings them together, film makers, journalists, professional historians and museum curators. Through talks, multi-media presentations, panel discussions, and debates the seminar explores the practices and characteristics of public and popular history in the contemporary world.



Wednesday, 8th November
5pm, Sidney Sussex College, Old Library
Putting on a History Festival
Cathy Moore, founder & impresario of Wimpole History Festival, in conversation with Prof. David Reynolds

Wednesday, 29th November,
5pm, Sidney Sussex College, Knox Shaw Room
"Holocaust Education" with Rachel Century (Holocaust Memorial Day Trust), Barbara Warnock (Wiener Library) and James Moore (Lessons from Auschwitz Project)



Convenors: Bernhard Fulda (bdf20), David Reynolds (djr17).

 The Seminar is grateful for the generous support of the Trevelyan Fund.


Michaelmas Term 2017 programme - print version


Seminar Programme Archive

Easter Term 2017 programme

Lent Term 2017 programme

 Lent Term 2015

Michaelmas Term 2014

 Lent Term 2014 


The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Internal Competition 2018 is now open. For full information for applicants please see the Research funding webpage


Upcoming events

Refugees, Migration and Political Culture

Dec 11, 2017

Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College

Film show: To Sir with Love (1967)

Jan 22, 2018

The Dome, Murray Edwards College

History for Schools 2017-2018

Feb 10, 2018

Faculty of History

Upcoming events