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    Macalester College
  Feb 19, 2018
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 376 - Public History

This course introduces students to the ways history is being practiced in the public sphere. We will examine a wide array of topics that fall under the rubric of public history including the study of archives, museums, and oral histories. The course will also consider historical reenactment, commemoration, digital history, and the preservation of historical sites. As we explore these topics we will be asking larger questions about who practices history, the role of audience, and the relationship between history and memory. No prerequisites. Alternate years. (4 Credits)