Politics, populism or professionalism: reflections on the the role of the academic historian in the production of public history

Dresser, M. (2010) Politics, populism or professionalism: reflections on the the role of the academic historian in the production of public history. The Public Historian, 32 (3). pp. 39-63. ISSN 0272-3433

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
6MB

Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/tph.2010.32.3.39

Abstract

This article first considers some of the broader material and cultural contexts in which public history in Britain has recently developed. It then focuses more specifically on how Heritage Lottery Fund, arguably the major funder of heritage projects in this country, has helped to re-shape the ways heritage and, by implication, history are conceptualized in the public arena. Using a case study based on my own experience, it will delineate the tensions implicit between the demands for public accountability, consultation, and outreach characteristic of publicly funded history projects, and the autonomy of the academic historians they employ.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Published as Dresser, Madge (2010) Politics, populism or professionalism: reflections on the the role of the academic historian in the production of public history. The Public Historian, 32 (3). pp. 39-63. © 2010 by the Regents of the University of California and The National Council of Public History. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the Regents of the University of Californiaon for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on [Caliber (http://caliber.ucpress.net/)] or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center, http://www.copyright.com.
Uncontrolled Keywords:public history, ethnic minorities, Heritage History Policy
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
ID Code:12419
Deposited By: Dr M. Dresser
Deposited On:28 Sep 2010 13:14
Last Modified:26 Aug 2014 01:55

Request a change to this item

Total Document Downloads in Past 12 Months

Document Downloads

Total Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...
Copyright 2013 © UWE better together