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Public Historical Studies


About the Course:

To acquaint students with relevant research methods (oral history, legal research, family history, government documents and sources, historical preservation, field research).

History 205A is a readings course in public history, that is, the work of professional historians outside of the university. We will explore a wide diversity of work done by public historians, in museums, historic sites, business, and government. Students will consider the constraints and opportunities offered to nonacademic historians, and explore the variety of ways historians engage with multiple publics to create knowledge about the past. This year the course will particularly emphasize race and racial justice in public history scholarship and practice and the work of Black and Indigenous public historians. 


No pre-requisites have been entered for this course.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Sarah Case   

Schedule of Courses

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