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MA Public history contexts and contacts

Ma Public History small version of logoThroughout the year the students follow the Pathways to the Past course which introduces them to ideas about Public History in the UK and other parts of the world and engages with ongoing debates about the relationship between academic historians, local and national communities and the function of cultural memory. Sessions cover specific historical topics alongside visits to relevant archives and museums such as Hampton Court, Benjamin Franklin’s house in London and the Geffreye Museum. External speakers from the National Trust, the British Council for Archaeology, from commercial companies such as ancestry.co.uk and from national and local production companies delivers practical advice on the challenges of taking historical research into different public spaces.

The course also draws very much on ‘in house’ expertise within the department and the many members of staff who actively participate in bringing their expertise in various aspects of the past to address issues of current concern, or to provide new perspectives and insights. Whether in the medium of broadcasting, print journalism, or political briefings, or by working alongside colleagues in heritage, community history, museums and archives, Royal Holloway historians continue to have a considerable impact on the public understanding of the past and it is upon this range of experiences that the MA is founded.

For enquiries about the MA in Public History please contact Zoe Laidlaw at zoe.laidlaw@rhul.ac.uk

Justin Champion Anna WhitelockGraham Smith        Zoe Laidlaw


David Cesarani            Jonathan Phillips            Markus Daechsel              Helen Graham  



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