Public History in Poland (Paperback)

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Public History in Poland (Paperback)

By Joanna Wojdon (Editor)


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This volume presents various aspects of public history practices in Poland, alongside their historical development and theoretical reflections on public history.

Despite a long tradition and variety of forms of public history, the very term "public history", or literally speaking "history in the public sphere", has been in use in Poland only since the 2010s. This edited collection contains chapters that focus on numerous practices and media forms in public history including historical memory, heritage tourism, historical re-enactments, memes and graphic novels, films, archives, archaeology and oral history. As such, the volume brings together the Polish experiences to wider international audiences and shares Polish controversies related to public history within the academic discourse, beyond media news and politically engaged commentaries. Furthermore, it sheds crucial light on the developments of collective memory, historical and political debates, the history of Poland and East-Central Europe, and the politics of post-World War Two and post-communist societies.

Authored by a team of academic historians and practitioners from the field, Public History in Poland is the perfect resource for students from a variety of disciplines including Public History, Heritage, Museum Studies, Anthropology, and Archaeology.

Joanna Wojdon is an Associate Professor at the Institute of History, University of Wroclaw, Poland, member of the Steering Committee of the International Federation for Public History and chair of the Commission for Public History of the Committee of Historical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367761677
ISBN-10: 036776167X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 31st, 2023
Pages: 260
Language: English