Special issue on Public History

Since the late 1970s, public history has slowly emerged as a common, sometimes even ever-present feature of modern life. New legislature concerning historical memory, the rise of various memory institutions, or the increasing relevance of historical themes in international relations as well as in national politics all prove the growing importance of this quickly evolving field for public discussions.

The present call for papers aims to solicit original contributions highlighting the broad empirical variety of public history as a specific socio-cultural phenomenon in North America, Europe, and post-Soviet Eurasia. Suggested subtopics include preserving the past and the lieux de mémoire; exhibiting and visualizing the past; teaching history; intersections between private and public histories; reconstructions of historical events; public history in the digital age; public history-making, history wars, weaponizing history; as well as methods and approaches to the study of public history.

The articles are to be written in English and should be ideally 6,000 to 9,000 words long (excluding footnotes and abstract). The contributions should be sent to the editorial team at stuter@fsv.cuni.cz or uploaded via the AUC Studia Territorialia journal management system. The authors should consult the submission guidelines for further instructions and style. All contributions will be subject to double-blind peer-review.

For further inquiries, please feel free to contact the editors.