Commemoration and Public History
Exploring the Past Public Exhibition
This seminar is an opportunity to participate in and discuss ongoing research in the Department of History on the significance of Commemoration in public awareness of the past. ‘Lest We Forget’ has focussed on popular reactions to the current commemoration of World War One, but the larger project ranges more widely over commemoration as a popular practice and form of public memory.
The third of our ‘Sandwich Seminars’ for the Within the Walls project.
Within the Walls: Heritage, Public History and the Historic City explores the relationship between the community, their values and their heritage. We encourage the public to bring their lunch to the event, along with an appetite for discussions on the meaning of public history in York.
These events are part of ‘Being Human’, the UK's first national festival of the humanities, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.