Historians, People and Brown Rats: Different Roles in Making Histories
This talk is part of a new seminar series in cultural heritage, public archaeology, conservation and museum studies launched by the Institute of Archaeology Heritage Studies Section and the Centre for Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies at University College, London.
It draws on the introduction to the Public History Reader in which I discuss public history as a process rather than simply an act of presentation by ‘historians’ to ‘the public’. It draws on the work of rats at the Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney, that I have discussed elsewhere on this website as a way of considering the different agents involved in the creation of history.
The talk is free and open to all.
It takes place from 5 to 7 on Wednesday December 5th in room 412 of the Institute of Archaeology at UCL