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Public history : a textbook of practice

Author: Thomas Cauvin
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2016.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Cauvin
ISBN: 9780765645913 0765645912
OCLC Number: 981542135
Description: XV, 282 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Historians Public Roles and Practices The Role of Historian: A Short History Professional Historians The Rise of Scientific History in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Historians in Ivory Towers Diversity of Public Profiles Local Historians Government, Military Historians, and the Concept of Applied History Historians under ContractThe Emergence of a Public History MovementLocal History, Social Engagement and ActivismThe Public History Movement in the United StatesPublic History: Approaches and Definitions Defining Public History: A Difficult Task Historians and Popular Non-Academic AudiencesPublic or Applied History? The Uses of the Past Working "With" Audiences: Public Historians and Shared AuthorityHistory, Memory, and Audiences Institutionalization and Internationalization of Public History A Textbook of PracticeWhy a Textbook on Public History?From Practice to Practices Part I: Collecting, Managing, and Preserving the Past. Public History and SourcesChapter 1. Collection Management: Archives, Manuscripts and Museums Archives, Manuscripts, and Museum Collections Archives and Manuscript Collections Museum Collections Introduction to Collection Management The Selection Process: Planning, Acquisition, and Examination Recording Collections: Accessioning, Arrangement and Description Accessioning and Arranging Description and Metadata Preserving Collections Treatment and Conservation Preservation and Digitization Deaccessioning Challenges in Archival Collection Management Selection Process in Archival Repositories Born-Digital Archives: New Specific Items Arrangement in Archival Repositories The Specific Management of Museum Collections Selection Process Examination of Material Culture Accessioning Items from a Variety of Donors What Can Public Historians Bring to Collection Management? The Design of Historical Collections Public Historians and the Tensions Between Use (Access) and Storage (Restriction) Maintain Public Access to the Collection Collaboration and Public Participation Chapter 2. Historic Preservation Preserving the Past: Definitions, Purposes, and Debates Cultural Resource Management, Historic Preservation, and Public History Historic Preservation Practices Actors and History of Historic Preservation: Grassroots and Official Programs 86Finding and Describing Historical Resources Historic Houses Urban and Industrial Sites Landscape and Parks: (Re)-source and Preservation Sites of Death Public Archaeology Historic Preservation and Sustainability Evaluation of Sites and Structures: Preliminary Preservation Research Designing a Nomination for Historic Preservation Process Criteria for Nomination Exceptions, Exclusions, and Refusals International Criteria: UNESCO's World Heritage Sites Protection and Preservation Technology: Standards, Styles, and Materials Legal Protection and Economic Assets Preservation Technology Historic Districts, Revitalization and Cultural Repair Creating Historic Districts Urban Revitalization Cultural Repair of Post-Industrial Areas Chapter 3. Collecting and Preserving People's Stories. Oral History, Family History, and Everyday Life Oral History Practices What Does Oral History Bring to Historical Practice? Starting an Oral History Project Interviews: a Set of Practices Transcription and Preservation of Interviews Family, Community, and Everyday life: Sources for Public Historians Family History and Genealogy Community History Everyday Life People's History and Personal Experiences: Assets and Challenges for Public Historians People's History as Academic Research: the Case of Family Stories From Public Participation to the Absence of Historian? Historical Practice and Personal Experiences: The Question of Subjectivity Stories and the Celebration of the Past Go Beyond Personal Experience Subjectivity from Narrators and Historians Part II: Making Public History. Media and Practice Interpretation in Public History History and Fiction Copyrights, Protection, and Fundraising Copyrights Fundraising and Grant-Application in Public History Chapter 4. Public History Writing Academic, Popular, and Public History Writing Styles Adopting a Public Style: Writing for Large Non-Specialist Audiences Fiction and Historical Novels Children Literature, Comics and Graphic Novels Children's Books Comics and Graphic Novels Digital Public History Writing Chapter 5. Editing Historical Texts Introduction to Documentary Editing: Definition, Purposes, and Debates The Role of Editors The Birth of Modern Edition Step-by-step Historical Editing Process Acquisition Accession Selection Transcription Principles Crowdsourcing and Transcription Text Encoding Verification, Annotation, Indexing Verification AnnotationIndex Submission Chapter 6. Interpreting and Exhibiting the Past Sites and Purposes of Interpretation Public Historians and Interpretation Sites and Purposes of Interpretation Collaboration and Public Participation Project Development and Interpretive Planning Evaluating Institutions and their Audiences Sites and Institutions Audiences Design Brief and Interpretive Planning Requirements Visitors and Public Participation Interpretive Planning at Historic Sites Exhibiting Design: Space, Objects, and Visitors Exhibiting Space Public and Exhibition Design Interpretive Texts Curating Public Space: Art and Public History Chapter 7. Radio and Audio-Visual Production History on Air: Radio and Sound Archives Film and Documentary: Introduction to History on Screen Making History on Screen Study, Review, Advise the Works of Others Production of "Good" - and Popular - History on Screen History on Screen as Public and Participatory History? Entertainment and Reality (History) Television Partners, Training, and Tools Chapter 8. Digital Public History The Rise of Digital Practices Digital Humanities Digital History Digital Public History and User-Generated Contents From Digital History to Digital Public History Crowdsourcing and Digital Public Engagement Web Design, Programming, and Systems for Digital Public Historians Programming Web Design Creating Usable Digital Sources: Database and Text Encoding Chapter 9. Immersive Environments or Making the Past Alive Immersive Environment and the Recreation of the Past Immersion, Living-History, and Re-enactment Challenges for Living History Sites Performing the Past in Immersive Environments Theatre, First-Person Interpretation, and Historical Performance Tours and Performance Audiences Participation Re-Enactments (Video) Games and Immersive Environments Games and Time Travels Video Games 3D Virtual Reconstruction History in 3D Process, Technology, and Tools PART III: Collaboration and Uses of the Past Chapter 10. Teaching Public History: Creating and Sustaining University Programs Creating Public History Programs How to Create an Appropriate Public History Program? Teaching Theory and Practice Chapter 11. Shared Authority. Purposes, Challenges, and Limits Public History and Shared Authority Historians and Emotions Celebrations of the Past: Historians and Pride Identity and History: Celebration versus Commemoration Public Historians as Actors of Commemorations: A Quest for Pluralism The Limits to Shared Authority The Difficult Past When Sharing Authority is Impossible Radical Trust Chapter 12. Civic Engagement and Social Justice. Historians as Activists From Civic Engagement to Social Justice Public History as a Source of Social Empowerment for Under-Represented Groups Native Populations Looting and Repatriation Migrants Slavery and Segregation Women and Gender History LGBT, Queer, and Sexual Practices Mainstream History Public Historians and Everyday Suffering Criminality, Incarceration, and Prison Memories Poverty and Exclusion History for Peace: Human Rights, Apologies, and Reconciliation Human Rights and Coming to Term with the Past Apologies Reconciliation Chapter 13. Historians as Consultants and Advisors: Clients, Courtroom, and Public PolicyPublic Historians under Contract Entrepreneurship and Corporate Historians Working Under Contract Clients and Contracts Restriction Contracts for Historians' Benefit Fees and Expenses Historians in the Legal Process A Variety of Issues The Role of Historians as Expert WitnessesWhy Historians? What Sort of History?Pressure and Ethical Works EvidenceConflicts of InterestFederal and Government Historians, Public Policy, and PolicymakingFederal and Government Historians Typology HistoryThe Role of Historians in Federal and Government AgenciesPublicationPublic Policy Public Policy in Need of Historians History in Policy Making Rather Than History for Policy Makers
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