A Companion to Public History

A Companion to Public History

An authoritative overview of the developing field of public history reflecting theory and practice around the globe This unique reference guides readers through this relatively new field of historical inquiry, exploring the varieties and ...

Author: David M. Dean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118508947

Category: History

Page: 576

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An authoritative overview of the developing field of public history reflecting theory and practice around the globe This unique reference guides readers through this relatively new field of historical inquiry, exploring the varieties and forms of public history, its relationship with popular history, and the ways in which the field has evolved internationally over the past thirty years. Comprised of thirty-four essays written by a group of leading international scholars and public history practitioners, the work not only introduces readers to the latest scholarly academic research, but also to the practice and pedagogy of public history. It pays equal attention to the emergence of public history as a distinct field of historical inquiry in North America, the importance of popular history and ‘history from below’ in Europe and European colonial-settler states, and forms of historical consciousness in non-Western countries and peoples. It also provides a timely guide to the state of the discipline, and offers an innovative and unprecedented engagement with methodological and theoretical problems associated with public history. Generously illustrated throughout, The Companion to Public History’s chapters are written from a variety of perspectives by contributors from all continents and from a wide variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences. It is an excellent source for getting readers to think about history in the public realm, and how present day concerns shape the ways in which we engage with and represent the past. Cutting-edge companion volume for a developing area of study Comprises 36 essays by leading authorities on all aspects of public history around the world Reflects different national/regional interpretations of public history Offers some essays in teachable forms: an interview, a roundtable discussion, a document analysis, a photo essay. Covers a full range of public history practice, including museums, archives, memorial sites as well as historical fiction, theatre, re-enactment societies and digital gaming Discusses the continuing challenges presented by history within our broad, collective memory, including museum controversies, repatriation issues, ‘textbook’ wars, and commissions for Truth and Reconciliation The Companion is intended for senior undergraduate students and graduate students in the rapidly growing field of public history and will appeal to those teaching public history or who wish to introduce a public history dimension to their courses.
Categories: History

A Companion to World History

A Companion to World History

The stakes in the revival of “empire talk” in the closing decades of the twentieth
century thus reflect the political ambivalence of this history. The contemporary
public discourse on empire, joined by politicians and academics alike, displays ...

Author: Douglas Northrop

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118977514

Category: History

Page: 640

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A Companion to World History presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians that both identify continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in world and global history, and point to directions for further debate. Features a diverse cast of contributors that include established world historians and emerging scholars Explores a wide range of topics and themes, including and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" teaching approaches, and global approaches to writing world history Places an emphasis on non-Anglophone approaches to the topic Considers issues of both scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale
Categories: History

The Elgar Companion to Public Choice

The Elgar Companion to Public Choice

1 Introduction History is the supreme laboratory for economists and other social
scientists. Public choice theory, viewed especially as interest-group theory
undergirded by rent-seeking activities, has much to add to historical analysis.
However ...

Author: William F. Shughart

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 184376301X

Category: Political Science

Page: 776

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'. . . this compendium offers a solid introduction into an economic field that is gaining in influence.' – Detmar Doering, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 'The first essay in this volume, "Public Choice at the Millennium," by the two editors, sets a high standard for all the essays to follow. . . The essay takes us through the early history of public choice research in a particularly lucid fashion. . . This first article is destined to be a must-read on many reading lists on both graduate and undergraduate courses in political economy. . . . the volume is likely to become a much-used reference tool. . . . for those researchers interested in a comprehensive discussion of the far-reaching literature in this area, and want some provocation in the mix, this is clearly the right choice.' – Sharon M. Oster, Public Choice 'Many of the chapters of this handbook will be an indispensable addition to any course reading list in public choice, or public economics. They serve as an excellent complement, integrating diverse lines of thoughts, to the core scholarly writings in the field. The essays are well-written and succeed, admirably, in accomplishing what a handbook must, making difficult and disparate material quite comprehensible to someone who wishes to become acquainted with the area.' – Harold M. Hochman, Lafayette College, US 'This is an extremely valuable insiders' account of what public choice is about. Presented in thirty well-reasoned and documented chapters, the book is a treasure trove for every political economist.' – Jürgen G. Backhaus, Maastricht University, The Netherlands This authoritative and encyclopaedic reference work provides a thorough account of the public choice approach to economics and politics. The Companion breaks new ground by joining together the most important issues in the field in a single comprehensive volume. It contains state-of-the-art discussions of both old and contemporary problems, including new work by the founding fathers as well as contributions by a new generation of younger scholars. The book reviews the literature of public choice, highlighting the common ground between all rational choice approaches to politics. It demonstrates the important impact of public choice on economics, political science, philosophy and sociology. It will be an indispensable source of reference for many years to the ideas, analytical methods and empirical research in the field. The Companion will serve as the standard reference work for all those engaged in the field of public choice and will be essential reading for politicians and policymakers, scholars in political science, public and social choice, as well as graduate students in economics, political science and public administration.
Categories: Political Science

A Companion to Public Art

A Companion to Public Art

Authoritative and indispensible, this guide is essential reading for anyone involved in the teaching, creating, commissioning, and contemplating of public art.

Author: Cher Krause Knight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118475324

Category: Art

Page: 512

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A Companion to Public Art is the only scholarly volume to examine the main issues, theories, and practices of public art on a comprehensive scale. Edited by two distinguished scholars with contributions from art historians, critics, curators, and art administrators, as well as artists themselves Includes 19 essays in four sections: tradition, site, audience, and critical frameworks Covers important topics in the field, including valorizing victims, public art in urban landscapes and on university campuses, the role of digital technologies, jury selection committees, and the intersection of public art and mass media Contains “artist’s philosophy” essays, which address larger questions about an artist’s body of work and the field of public art, by Julian Bonder, eteam (Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht), John Craig Freeman, Antony Gormley, Suzanne Lacy, Caleb Neelon, Tatzu Nishi, Greg Sholette, and Alan Sonfist.
Categories: Art

Writing History

Writing History

This companion offers young historians clear guidelines for the different phases of historical research.

Author: Jeannette Kamp

Publisher:

ISBN: 9462986398

Category: Historians

Page: 168

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Historians not only have knowledge of history, but by writing about it and engaging with other historians from the past and present, they make history themselves. This companion offers young historians clear guidelines for the different phases of historical research; how do you get a good historical question? How do you engage with the literature? How do you work with sources from the past, from archives to imagery and objects, art, or landscapes? What is the influence of digitalization of the historical craft? Broad in scope, Writing History! also addresses historians' traditional support of policy makers and their activity in fields of public history, such as museums, the media, and the leisure sector, and offers support for developing the necessary skills for this wide range of professions.
Categories: Historians

A Companion to Western Historical Thought

A Companion to Western Historical Thought

The volume comprises 24 chapters by leading historians who discuss conceptions of and approaches to the human past in the ancient, medieval, early modern and modern West, stressing the long-term patterns and traditions in historical ...

Author: Lloyd Kramer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780585470931

Category: History

Page: 536

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This broad survey introduces readers to the major themes, figures,traditions and theories in Western historical thought, tracing itsevolution from biblical times to the present. Surveys the evolution of historical thought in the WesternWorld from biblical times to the present day. Provides students with the background to contemporaryhistorical debates and approaches. Serves as a useful reference for researchers andteachers. Includes chapters by 24 leading historians.
Categories: History

The Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity

The Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity

Public. Histories: Issues. in. the. Presentation. of. the. Past. Hilda. Kean. In 2002,
in Lancaster, in the north west of ... and resulting in a public representation of the
past, this was a campaign which might well be defined as public history.

Author: Professor Brian Graham

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409487609

Category: Social Science

Page: 474

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Heritage represents the meanings and representations conveyed in the present day upon artifacts, landscapes, mythologies, memories and traditions from the past. It is a key element in the shaping of identities, particularly in the context of increasingly multicultural societies. This Research Companion brings together an international team of authors to discuss the concepts, ideas and practices that inform the entwining of heritage and identity. They have assembled a wide geographical range of examples and interpret them through a number of disciplinary lenses that include geography, history, museum and heritage studies, archaeology, art history, history, anthropology and media studies. This outstanding companion offers scholars and graduate students a thoroughly up-to-date guide to current thinking and a comprehensive reference to this growing field.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to the History of the Book

A Companion to the History of the Book

Public. in. Europe. 1600–1800. Rietje. van. Vliet. Imagine a man who must
manage the daily business of three bookshops [in Berlin, Stettin, and Danzig]
with all of the accompanying annoyances and worries, who is forced to spend
eight ...

Author: Simon Eliot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444356588

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Research Companion to Heritage and Identity

The Routledge Research Companion to Heritage and Identity

Thus, it was argued in an earlier collection that public history implied: the
embracing of new materials; the breaking down of clearly defined boundaries
between different subject areas; and the blurring of the personal and public (
Kean, Martin ...

Author: Peter Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317043249

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Heritage represents the meanings and representations conveyed in the present day upon artifacts, landscapes, mythologies, memories and traditions from the past. It is a key element in the shaping of identities, particularly in the context of increasingly multicultural societies. This Research Companion brings together an international team of authors to discuss the concepts, ideas and practices that inform the entwining of heritage and identity. They have assembled a wide geographical range of examples and interpret them through a number of disciplinary lenses that include geography, history, museum and heritage studies, archaeology, art history, history, anthropology and media studies. This outstanding companion offers scholars and graduate students a thoroughly up-to-date guide to current thinking and a comprehensive reference to this growing field.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Venetian History 1400 1797

A Companion to Venetian History  1400 1797

... but more often he wrote of scandals—a fight over a prostitute's favor, an assault
on a courtesan, the marriage of a patrician widower to a courtesan with a public
history of former lovers, and a case of bigamy involving a prostitute. in Sanudo's ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004252523

Category: History

Page: 992

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The Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 provides a single volume overview of the most recent developments. It is organized thematically and covers a range of topics including political culture, economy, religion, gender, art, literature, music, and the environment. Each chapter provides a broad but comprehensive historical and historiographical overview of the current state and future directions of research.
Categories: History

A Companion to the Historical Film

A Companion to the Historical Film

After the studio era ended, the number of biopics made and their commercial and
cultural influence declined to the point where George Custen, in his foundational
1992 book Bio/Pics: How Hollywood Constructed Public History, could ...

Author: Robert A. Rosenstone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118322642

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 592

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Broad in scope, this interdisciplinary collection of original scholarship on historical film features essays that explore the many facets of this expanding field and provide a platform for promising avenues of research. Offers a unique collection of cutting edge research that questions the intention behind and influence of historical film Essays range in scope from inclusive broad-ranging subjects such as political contexts, to focused assessments of individual films and auteurs Prefaced with an introductory survey of the field by its two distinguished editors Features interdisciplinary contributions from scholars in the fields of History, Film Studies, Anthropology, and Cultural and Literary Studies
Categories: Performing Arts

A Companion to Lyndon B Johnson

A Companion to Lyndon B  Johnson

He is Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor and Director of the
Center for Public History at the University of Houston. He has authored or edited
16 books and more than 80 articles. He specializes in environmental, urban, and
 ...

Author: Mitchell B. Lerner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444333893

Category: History

Page: 604

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"The one-stop source for the latest historiography on the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Lerner has assembled a collection of gems by the leading historians of U.S. domestic and foreign policy during the Johnson era." - Frank Costigliola, University of Connecticut.
Categories: History

A Companion to American Women s History

A Companion to American Women s History

The most important collection of essays on American Women’s History This collection incorporates the most influential and groundbreaking scholarship in the area of American women’s history, featuring twenty-three original essays on ...

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119522638

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 607

The most important collection of essays on American Women’s History This collection incorporates the most influential and groundbreaking scholarship in the area of American women’s history, featuring twenty-three original essays on critical themes and topics. It assesses the past thirty years of scholarship, capturing the ways that women's historians confront issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality. This second edition updates essays related to Indigenous women, slavery, the American Revolution, Civil War, the West, activism, labor, popular culture, civil rights, and feminism. It also includes a discussion of laws, capitalism, gender identity and transgender experience, welfare, reproductive politics, oral history, as well as an exploration of the perspectives of free Blacks and migrants and refugees. Spanning from the 15th through the 21st centuries, chapters show how historians of women, gender, and sexuality have challenged established chronologies and advanced new understandings of America’s political, economic, intellectual and social history. This edition also features a new essay on the history of women’s suffrage to coincide with the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment, as well as a new article that carries issues of women, gender and sexuality into the 21st century. Includes twenty-three original essays by leading scholars in American women's, gender and sexuality history Highlights the most recent scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field Substantially updates the first edition with new authors and topics that represent the expanding fields of women, gender, and sexuality Engages issues of race, ethnicity, region, and class as they shape and are shaped by women’s and gender history Covers the breadth of American Women's history, including Native women, colonial law and religion, slavery and freedom, women’s activism, work and welfare, culture and capitalism, the state, feminism, digital and oral history, and more A Companion to American Women’s History, Second Edition is an ideal book for advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying American/U.S. women’s history, history of gender and sexuality, and African American women’s history. It will also appeal to scholars of these areas at all levels, as well as public historians working in museums, archives, and historic sites.
Categories: History

A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting

A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting

Presented in a single volume, this engaging review reflects on the scholarship and the historical development of American broadcasting A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting comprehensively evaluates the vibrant history of ...

Author: Aniko Bodroghkozy

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781118646359

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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Presented in a single volume, this engaging review reflects on the scholarship and the historical development of American broadcasting A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting comprehensively evaluates the vibrant history of American radio and television and reveals broadcasting’s influence on American history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With contributions from leading scholars on the topic, this wide-ranging anthology explores the impact of broadcasting on American culture, politics, and society from an historical perspective as well as the effect on our economic and social structures. The text’s original and accessibly-written essays offer explorations on a wealth of topics including the production of broadcast media, the evolution of various television and radio genres, the development of the broadcast ratings system, the rise of Spanish language broadcasting in the United States, broadcast activism, African Americans and broadcasting, 1950’s television, and much more. This essential resource: Presents a scholarly overview of the history of radio and television broadcasting and its influence on contemporary American history Contains original essays from leading academics in the field Examines the role of radio in the television era Discusses the evolution of regulations in radio and television Offers insight into the cultural influence of radio and television Analyzes canonical texts that helped shape the field Written for students and scholars of media studies and twentieth-century history, A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting is an essential and field-defining guide to the history and historiography of American broadcasting and its many cultural, societal, and political impacts.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Companion to Los Angeles

A Companion to Los Angeles

The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History. Boston: MIT Press.
Henstell, B., 1984. Sunshine and Wealth: Los Angeles in the Twenties and
Thirties.San Francisco: Chronicle Books. Hill, L., 1929. La Reina: Los Angeles in
Three ...

Author: William Deverell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444390953

Category: History

Page: 536

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This Companion contains 25 original essays by writers and scholars who present an expert assessment of the best and most important work to date on the complex history of Los Angeles. The first Companion providing a historical survey of Los Angeles, incorporating critical, multi-disciplinary themes and innovative scholarship Features essays from a range of disciplines, including history, political science, cultural studies, and geography Photo essays and ‘contemporary voice’ sections combine with traditional historiographic essays to provide a multi-dimensional view of this vibrant and diverse city Essays cover the key topics in the field within a thematic structure, including demography, social unrest, politics, popular culture, architecture, and urban studies
Categories: History

A Companion to Global Environmental History

A Companion to Global Environmental History

The founding of the Public Works Historical Society brought together a few urban
historians, historians of technology, and public-works practitioners in 1975. The
organization commemorated the nation's “public-works heritage” in the ...

Author: J. R. McNeill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118977538

Category: History

Page: 560

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Categories: History

A Companion to Ancient History

A Companion to Ancient History

Ancient. History. Today. J. A. North. 1. Public. Perceptions. Ancient history today
is never far from the public's attention. Television dramas and documentaries
succeed one another furiously and are circulated round the world. Epic films from
 ...

Author: Andrew Erskine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118581537

Category: History

Page: 640

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This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to keytopics in the study of ancient history. Examines the forms of evidence, problems, approaches, and majorthemes in the study of ancient history Comprises more than 40 essays, written by leading internationalscholars Moves beyond the primary focus on Greece and Rome with coverageof the various cultures within the ancient Mediterranean Draws on the latest research in the field Provides an essential resource for any student of ancienthistory
Categories: History

A Companion to British Art

A Companion to British Art

WILEY BLACKWELL COMPANIONS TO ART HISTORY These invigorating
reference volumes chart the influence of ... A. Greenhill and Jason D. LaFountain
9 A Companion to Digital Art, edited by Christiane Paul A Companion to Public
Art, ...

Author: David Peters Corbett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118313770

Category: Art

Page: 592

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This companion is a collection of newly-commissioned essays written by leading scholars in the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to British art history. A generously-illustrated collection of newly-commissioned essays which provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of British art Combines original research with a survey of existing scholarship and the state of the field Touches on the whole of the history of British art, from 800-2000, with increasing attention paid to the periods after 1500 Provides the first comprehensive introduction to British art of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, one of the most lively and innovative areas of art-historical study Presents in depth the major preoccupations that have emerged from recent scholarship, including aesthetics, gender, British art’s relationship to Modernity, nationhood and nationality, and the institutions of the British art world
Categories: Art

A Companion to California History

A Companion to California History

This recent near-silence stands in marked contrast to the respective centennial
celebrations 50 years earlier, each of which seem to have been viewed as a
great public success, and each of which garnered crowds and buzz, if not outright
 ...

Author: David Igler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405161831

Category: History

Page: 521

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This volume of original essays by leading scholars is an innovative, thorough introduction to the history and culture of California. Includes 30 essays by leading scholars in the field Essays range widely across perspectives, including political, social, economic, and environmental history Essays with similar approaches are paired and grouped to work as individual pieces and as companions to each other throughout the text Produced in association with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West
Categories: History