Whose history is it anyway ? Public history in perspective conference 5 – 6 September 2013
According to its website,’This conference will explore issues of public engagement in history, the role of professionals in mediating knowledge of history, the role of institutions in interpreting and communicating knowledge and perspectives, and the role that society and the public have in preserving, mediating, creating and communicating their own histories. It is also concerned to explore issues of policy and funding for history research, education, conservation and dissemination.’
Speakers include Tristram Hunt and me. Amongst other things I will be talking about the way in which recent campaigns to save archives highlight different ideas of the past and who decides what is history.