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Archives for Justice, Archives of Justice  

Trudy Huskamp Peterson

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Over the past decade, professionals working to reform justice systems and reestablish the rule of law in countries that previously had repressive regimes developed a framework for thinking ... More

Between Pastness and Presentism: Public History and Local Food Activism  

Cathy Stanton

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This chapter traces the separation of preserved historical farm landscapes from working agriculture over the two-century history of industrial ascendancy, the dominance of fossil fuels ... More

Brownfield Public History: Arts and Heritage in the Aftermath of Deindustrialization  

Steven High

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How can we as oral and public historians harness the power of place in our research and interpretive practice? The built environment’s potential as a prompt to remember has been heralded ... More

The Business of History: Customers, Professionals, and Money  

Brian Martin

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This chapter considers the business of history in the context of the common business mission to satisfy customers and employees while generating sufficient profits to sustain the ... More

Complexity and Collaboration: Doing Public History in Digital Environments  

Sharon Leon

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
Since the popular emergence of the World Wide Web in the early 1990s, nothing has been clearer about the digital environment than that it changes at a breakneck pace, making it a constant ... More

Decentralizing Culture: Public History and Communities  

Barbara Franco

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This chapter defines community in its broadest sense as shared experience based on ethnicity, racial origins, religion, geography, or other cultural values. It provides examples of public ... More

From Environmental Liability to Community Asset: Public History, Communities, and Environmental Reclamation  

T. Allan Comp

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This chapter explores linking economic redevelopment with a recognition of regional legacy. It provided an opportunity to apply public history to real-world needs and to do something with ... More

Good Enough for Government Work  

Arnita Jones

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Government-supported history is as broad and many faceted as the field of public history itself, including not only research and public programming in museums and historic sites but also ... More

Historians and Public History in the UN System  

Lisa Singleton

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Oct 2017
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This chapter provides a guide for history and heritage professionals in navigating the United Nations. The chapter is divided in two parts. The first section examines the history and ... More

History Museums and Identity: Finding “Them,” “Me,” and “Us” in the Gallery  

Benjamin Filene

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In the nineteenth century, elites saw museums as a tool to shape a citizenry, to mold a national identity. Even as the New Social History of the 1960s pushed for a more inclusive history, ... More

History, Heritage, and the Representation of Ethnic Diversity: Cultural Tourism in China  

Jonathan Sweet and Fengqi Qian

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Oct 2017
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Government, tourism developers, and communities appreciate the cultural significance of historic sites from varied viewpoints. This chapter aims to provide an effective lens through which ... More

How You Understand Your Story: The Survival Story within Cambodian American Genocide Communities  

Socheata Poeuv

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Oct 2017
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This chapter argues that Cambodian and Cambodian American survivors of genocide avoid telling and documenting their personal stories of trauma because the rendering of these stories ... More

In the Service of the State: Monuments and Memorials in Indonesia  

Paul Ashton, Kresno Brahmantyo, and Jaya Keaney

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Oct 2017
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Public history in Indonesia today faces considerable challenges. Despite the downfall of the New Order regime, its nationalist history program and agenda remain powerful in the culture. ... More

Internationalizing Public History  

Serge Noiret and Thomas Cauvin

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This chapter explores the transformation of public history in relation to internationalization in the humanities, audiences, media, and historian networks. The rising number of public ... More

The Legacy of Collecting: Colonial Collecting in the Belgian Congo and the Duty of Unveiling Provenance  

Boris Wastiau

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This chapter portrays the historical actors who established the unique ethnographic collections of the Royal Museum for Central Africa and the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of ... More

The Magna Carta: 800 Years of Public History  

Graham Smith and Anna Green

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This chapter explores a range of representations of Magna Carta in the public sphere, and the authors argue that the significance of the Great Charter lies less in constitutional history ... More

National Museums, National Narratives, and Identity Politics  

Cristina Lleras

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The purpose of this chapter is to examine the surge of identity politics and the diversification of heritage and the tensions that arise with the traditional role of national museums that ... More

The Past and Future of Public History: Developments and Challenges  

James B. Gardner and Paula Hamilton

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Oct 2017
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Against a background of extensive political and social change across the world since the 1990s, this chapter explores the development of public history in an international context. It ... More

The Personalization of Loss in Memorial Museums  

Paul Williams

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Oct 2017
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This chapter discusses the increasing prevalence within cultural institutions for recognizing and mourning “public deaths,” specifically via the proliferation of memorial museums ... More

Politics and Memory: How Germans Face Their Past  

Udo Gößwald

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Oct 2017
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This chapter focuses on how German politics and society have approached the difficult history of a country that caused World War II and the extermination of millions of Jews during Nazi ... More

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