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Public History Summer School 2024 : 7th International Public History Summer School


When Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
Where Wrocław, Poland
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Categories    public history   cultural history   visual history   digital history

Call For Papers

The Historical Institute of the University of Wrocław, Poland (HI UWr), Depot History Centre, the International Federation for Public History, and the Commission for Public History of the Committee of Historical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences invite students, PhD candidates and practitioners to participate in the seventh Public History Summer School to be held in hybrid format (on-site and on-line), 17-21 June 2024.

If you are interested in how history functions in the public sphere, the summer school will give you an opportunity to broaden your interests and enrich your experience. The event will combine lectures, workshops and debates concerning methodology and specific case studies delivered by specialists in the field, as well as presentations of individual and collaborative projects.

We strongly encourage graduate and postgraduate students, professionals, as well as those without institutional affiliation but conducting interesting public history projects to submit their proposals. They may include (but need not be limited to):

– Public history of things

– Ethical aspects of doing history

– Historical narratives

– History & politics

– History & memory

– E-history

– Digital humanities

– Oral history

– Visual history

– Museums, exhibitions, archives

– Festivals and reenactments

– History of education

– Historical journalism

– Popularisation of history

– History & media

– History-related games

– Project management

To apply, send an abstract of your paper (max. 350 words) followed by a short biographical note - your education, current research, publications/major achievements and research interests.

Application form is available at:

The conference fee is 90 EUR.

Conference materials, meals (lunches, coffee breaks, official dinner on the first day of the conference) and accommodation in university dormitories are provided.

The provided accommodation covers 4 nights (from 17 to 21 June) in a standard single room with a shared bathroom – one bathroom for two guests. Participants have to pay for their transportation, insurance, and any medical fees themselves.

Organizing Committee:

Joanna Wojdon (University of Wrocław)

Marta Kopiniak (University of Wrocław)

Dorota Wiśniewska (University of Wrocław)

Scientific Committee:

Thomas Cauvin (University of Luxembourg)

David Dean (Carleton University)

Tanya Evans (Macquarie University, IFPH President)

Wojciech Kucharski (Depot History Centre)

Olwen Purdue (Queen’s University Belfast)

Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska (American University)

Przemysław Wiszewski (University of Wrocław)

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