The Ever Present Past: How public history informs the present

  • Sat 14 Oct 17

    09:00 - 16:45

  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Business School

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    History, Department of

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    Sarah Marshall

In today's world, history seems ever present. Whether through mass media, anniversaries, politics, digital representations or museums, the past is forever influencing and informing the modern world.

Only recently we have seen the impact of notions of historical national identity being used throughout the world in political campaigns, most notably in Donald Trump's slogan, 'make America great again'. As academics it is therefore important that we explore and understand the role the past plays in modern societies, particularly how the past is used in the present and how the public engage with the past. As a result we may also consider the role of academics in shaping the portrayal of history.

This conference invites speakers and attendees to consider the influence of Public History, and their own role, in shaping the ever present past.


Travel and accommodation

For information on travelling to Colchester campus, please see our Visiting us web page. The nearest parking to the conference is located at the North Towers car park.

If you require accommodation for your visit, a list of local options can be found on the Visit Colchester website.

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