Living History

Living History

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Author: Ana Lucia Araujo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443810685

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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This book focusses on the several forms of reconstructing the slave past in the present. The recent emergence of the memory of slavery allows those who are or who claim to be descendents of slaves to legitimize their demand for recognition and for reparations for past wrongs. Some reparation claims encompass financial compensation, but very often they express the need for memorialization through public commemoration, museums, and monuments. In some contexts, presentification of the slave past has helped governments and the descendants of former masters and slave merchants to formulate public apologies. For some, expressing repentance is not only a means to erase guilt but also a way to gain political prestige. The authors analyse different aspects of the recent phenomenon of memorializing slavery, especially the practices employed to stage the slave past in both public and private spaces. The essays present memory and oblivion as part of the same process; they discuss reconstructions of the past in the present at different public and private levels through historiography, photography, exhibitions, monuments, memorials, collective and individual discourses, cyberspace, religion and performance. By offering a comparative perspective on the United States and West Africa, as well as on Western Europe, South America, and the Caribbean, the chapters offer new possibilities to explore the resurgence of the memory of slavery as a transnational movement in our contemporary world.
Categories: Social Science

Guardians of Living History

Guardians of Living History

The fact that the majority of the Estonians eventually lived normal lives in the ESSR – not in constant resistance against ... the dreams they had during socialism, when they were considered 'advanced' and 134 Guardians of LivinG History.

Author: Inge Melchior

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048541430

Category: History

Page: 392

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Guardians of Living History: An Ethnography of Post-Soviet Memory Making in Estonia interrogates how people engage with their violent past, both within their families and as members of a national community, when living in an extremely complicated society with a short history of independence and a desire to belong to Europe. In line with other scholarship on memory, this book shows that many Estonians desire an established collective story, as they live in a society where their national identity is quite regularly under threat. At the same time however, that same closure is perceived to pose a threat to the survival of Estonian culture and independence. Guardians of Living History provides an intimate insight into the lives of Estonians from the countryside, former deportees, young intellectuals, and memory activists, who all in their own ways act as guardians of a national history: a history which they wish to keep alive, apolitical, and as close to their family stories as possible.
Categories: History

Teaching History with Museums

Teaching History with Museums

The term “living history” is used broadly, but generally refers to museums that focus on civilian and military re-enactors, trade and occupation demonstrations (e.g. farming, blacksmith), experimental archaeology, and firstperson ...

Author: Alan S. Marcus

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351762151

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Teaching History with Museums, Second Edition provides an introduction and overview of the rich pedagogical power of museums and historic sites. With a collection of practical strategies and case studies, the authors provide educators with the tools needed to create successful learning experiences for students. The cases are designed to be adapted to any classroom, encouraging students to consider museums as historical accounts to be examined, questioned, and discussed. Key updates to this revised edition and chapter features include: New Chapter 9 captures the importance of art museums when teaching about the past. Updated Chapter 10 addresses issues of technology, focused on visitors’ experiences in both physical and virtual museums. New coverage of smaller, lesser known museums to allow readers to adapt cases to any of their own local sites. Specific pre-visit, during visit, and post-visit activities for students at each museum. Case reflections analyzing pitfalls and possibilities that can be applied more broadly to similar museums. A listing of resources unique to the museum and history content for each chapter. With this valuable textbook, educators will learn how to promote instruction in support of rigorous inquiry into the past and the goals of democratic values of tolerance and citizenship in the present.
Categories: Education

A Companion to Public History

A Companion to Public History

Thus, while places like Colonial Williamsburg increased their use of costumed guides, in the post‐war years many more living history museums appeared, such as Massachusetts' Old Sturbridge Village (1946), Massachusetts' Plimoth ...

Author: David M. Dean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118508916

Category: History

Page: 576

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An authoritative overview of the developing field of public history reflecting theory and practice around the globe This unique reference guides readers through this relatively new field of historical inquiry, exploring the varieties and forms of public history, its relationship with popular history, and the ways in which the field has evolved internationally over the past thirty years. Comprised of thirty-four essays written by a group of leading international scholars and public history practitioners, the work not only introduces readers to the latest scholarly academic research, but also to the practice and pedagogy of public history. It pays equal attention to the emergence of public history as a distinct field of historical inquiry in North America, the importance of popular history and ‘history from below’ in Europe and European colonial-settler states, and forms of historical consciousness in non-Western countries and peoples. It also provides a timely guide to the state of the discipline, and offers an innovative and unprecedented engagement with methodological and theoretical problems associated with public history. Generously illustrated throughout, The Companion to Public History’s chapters are written from a variety of perspectives by contributors from all continents and from a wide variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences. It is an excellent source for getting readers to think about history in the public realm, and how present day concerns shape the ways in which we engage with and represent the past. Cutting-edge companion volume for a developing area of study Comprises 36 essays by leading authorities on all aspects of public history around the world Reflects different national/regional interpretations of public history Offers some essays in teachable forms: an interview, a roundtable discussion, a document analysis, a photo essay. Covers a full range of public history practice, including museums, archives, memorial sites as well as historical fiction, theatre, re-enactment societies and digital gaming Discusses the continuing challenges presented by history within our broad, collective memory, including museum controversies, repatriation issues, ‘textbook’ wars, and commissions for Truth and Reconciliation The Companion is intended for senior undergraduate students and graduate students in the rapidly growing field of public history and will appeal to those teaching public history or who wish to introduce a public history dimension to their courses.
Categories: History

History Museums in the United States

History Museums in the United States

18 The Freeman Farm project quickly became the model for others wishing to incorporate a living historical farm into an existing outdoor history museum . At about the same time , Living History Farms in Des Moines , Iowa , showed how to ...

Author: Warren Leon

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252060644

Category: History

Page: 333

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Every year 100 million visitor's tour historic houses and re-created villages, examine museum artifacts, and walk through battlefields. But what do they learn? What version of the past are history museums offering to the public? And how well do these institutions reflect the latest historical scholarship? Fifteen scholars and museum staff members here provide the first critical assessment of American history museums, a vital arena for shaping popular historical consciousness. They consider the form and content of exhibits, ranging from Gettysburg to Disney World. They also examine the social and political contexts on which museums operate.
Categories: History

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003, p. 41. 2. Carl Bernstein, A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. New York: Vintage Books, 2008, p. 61. 3. Clinton, Living History, p. 70. 4.

Author: Dennis Abrams

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781604130775

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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A biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton-- former first lady and Yale Law graduate, senator from New York and fromer contender for the Democratic nomination for president.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Spaces that Tell Stories

Spaces that Tell Stories

See the essay “Living History” on the website for The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural ... ALHFAM, founded in 1970 at the nascence of the living historical farm movement, is “an international organization for people ...

Author: Donna R. Braden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538111048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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This book is a unique and insightful resource for those planning to re-create a historic environment, other museum and history professionals, graduate students, and interested non-professionals. Detailed case studies appear throughout, along with practical tips, checklists, and source lists.
Categories: Business & Economics

Re visioning Historical Fiction for Young Readers

Re visioning Historical Fiction for Young Readers

The Other: The Past As Signifier for the Present In a Living history novel the past is a function of the narrative to elucidate the present. But for this to work effectively the past must be perceived by the reader as authentic.

Author: Kim Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136666261

Category: History

Page: 228

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This study is concerned with how readers are positioned to interpret the past in historical fiction for children and young adults. Looking at literature published within the last thirty to forty years, Wilson identifies and explores a prevalent trend for re-visioning and rewriting the past according to modern social and political ideological assumptions. Fiction within this genre, while concerned with the past at the level of content, is additionally concerned with present views of that historical past because of the future to which it is moving. Specific areas of discussion include the identification of a new sub-genre: Living history fiction, stories of Joan of Arc, historical fiction featuring agentic females, the very popular Scholastic Press historical journal series, fictions of war, and historical fiction featuring multicultural discourses. Wilson observes specific traits in historical fiction written for children — most notably how the notion of positive progress into the future is nuanced differently in this literature in which the concept of progress from the past is inextricably linked to the protagonist’s potential for agency and the realization of subjectivity. The genre consistently manifests a concern with identity construction that in turn informs and influences how a metanarrative of positive progress is played out. This book engages in a discussion of the functionality of the past within the genre and offers an interpretative frame for the sifting out of the present from the past in historical fiction for young readers.
Categories: History

History Comes Alive

History Comes Alive

Swigger, History Is Bunk; Greenspan, Creating Colonial Williamsburg, 76–94. 70. Abing, “Old Sturbridge Village,” 161–63. 71. See, for example, Colonial Williamsburg Incorporated, An Official Guidebook, 1957. 72. Carson, “Living Museums ...

Author: M. J. Rymsza-Pawlowska

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469633879

Category: History

Page: 258

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During the 1976 Bicentennial celebration, millions of Americans engaged with the past in brand-new ways. They became absorbed by historical miniseries like Roots, visited museums with new exhibits that immersed them in the past, propelled works of historical fiction onto the bestseller list, and participated in living history events across the nation. While many of these activities were sparked by the Bicentennial, M. J. Rymsza-Pawlowska shows that, in fact, they were symptomatic of a fundamental shift in Americans' relationship to history during the 1960s and 1970s. For the majority of the twentieth century, Americans thought of the past as foundational to, but separate from, the present, and they learned and thought about history in informational terms. But Rymsza-Pawlowska argues that the popular culture of the 1970s reflected an emerging desire to engage and enact the past on a more emotional level: to consider the feelings and motivations of historic individuals and, most importantly, to use this in reevaluating both the past and the present. This thought-provoking book charts the era's shifting feeling for history, and explores how it serves as a foundation for the experience and practice of history making today.
Categories: History

Mayas in the Marketplace

Mayas in the Marketplace

LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM - LIKE STRUCTURES IN GUATEMALA Ethnic tours in Guatemala ( and possibly in other destinations ) impose a museum - like order that is not necessarily inherent in the lives of Guatemalans .

Author: Walter E. Little

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292705670

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Selling handicrafts to tourists has brought the Maya peoples of Guatemala into the world market. Vendors from rural communities now offer their wares to more than 500,000 international tourists annually in the marketplaces of larger cities such as Antigua, Guatemala City, Panajachel, and Chichicastenango. Like businesspeople anywhere, Maya artisans analyze the desires and needs of their customers and shape their products to meet the demands of the market. But how has adapting to the global marketplace reciprocally shaped the identity and cultural practices of the Maya peoples? Drawing on over a decade of fieldwork, Walter Little presents the first ethnographic study of Maya handicraft vendors in the international marketplace. Focusing on Kaqchikel Mayas who commute to Antigua to sell their goods, he explores three significant issues: how the tourist marketplace conflates global and local distinctions. how the marketplace becomes a border zone where national and international, developed and underdeveloped, and indigenous and non-indigenous come together. how marketing to tourists changes social roles, gender relationships, and ethnic identity in the vendors' home communities. Little's wide-ranging research challenges our current understanding of tourism's negative impact on indigenous communities. He demonstrates that the Maya are maintaining a specific, community-based sense of Maya identity, even as they commodify their culture for tourist consumption in the world market.
Categories: Social Science