IFPH

One of the most difficult dilemma’s a public historian can find on his path is the one which concerns the role that people might play in making history. In respect of the central theme of this conference, the participants of this session tried to show how the internet and digital tools might strengthen the participatory […]

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On Genealogy

The keynote lecture delivered by Jerome De Groot was quite an energetic kick-off to the IFPH 2014 conference on ‘Public history in a digital world’. De Groot focused on the topic of genealogy to unlock a broad field of themes relating to historical practices outside academia. In this blog, we want to elaborate on three […]

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Lost in sources

Today at 9 AM one of the last lectures of the IFPH 2014 was in the Compagnietheater. The lecture ‘Public History and Access to Sources’ was presented by Sandra Toffolo (collaborator at the European University Institute Florence), Francesca Morselli (researcher at Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure) and chairwoman Connie Schulz (Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Department of […]

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Poster Presentations

At the end of this amazing second day of the Public History Conference, I visited the Poster Presentations at the Exhibit Hall of the Compagnietheater. Seven public history projects were presented by historians, variating from collecting material about AIDS patients in the 80s to mapping military heritage spots in the Netherlands. While walking around this […]

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Useful tools for public historians – mapping history

The four speakers on ‘useful tools for public history’ showed us different opportunities the digital world has to offer. All shared stories of successful projects based on mapping and reliving the past at specific geographical locations. First up were Christine Bartlitz and Nadine Kurschat who talked about two projects based in Berlin; audiowalk ‘kudamm’31’ and […]

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A transnational Europe

Inventing Europe was one of the most interesting projects I have seen at this conference so far. Not because it was completely finished, but exactly because it wasn’t. Inventing Europe is an online digital museum for science and technology. During the session, presenter and project manager Suzanne Lommers argued that their main goal is to […]

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