Very few historians actually produce (documentary) films. Producing documentary films provides students – all historians – with skills to engage and communicate with different publics.
The history of food and beverage offers many public history opportunities. It can be used to teach about transportation, exchanges in the early modern period, the industrial revolution, and immigration.
Public history of food encompasses new interests in everyday life, family history, local memories, participatory model, and visitors’ wish to experience the past.
The recent controversies over colonial and Confederate monuments is somehow misleading. Most of monuments go unnoticed.
Public history looks more international than ever. The internationalization of public history creates a common space for discussion about the changing role of historians in our contemporary societies.
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We are at a crossroads for the spread of public history and we need to consider the possibility that we could all become public historians.