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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.


Weds 2nd May

5.00pm in the Knox Shaw Room at Sidney Sussex
"Public History: How To Make An Impact"
with presentations by the RHS Public History prize winners
Joya Chatterji, Sundeep Lidher, Lucy Delap & Cherish Watton


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

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




Seminar Programme Archive

Lent Term 2018 programme

Michaelmas Term 2017 programme

Easter Term 2017 programme

Lent Term 2017 programme

 Lent Term 2015

Michaelmas Term 2014

 Lent Term 2014