Instructor: Ellen Noonan
NYU course number: HIST-GA 1757

Public historians build bridges between the work of academic historians and the interests of diverse public audiences. Through readings, media analysis, visits by working public historians, and project work, students explore intellectual, political, and pragmatic issues in public history.  A semester-long project requires students to work collaboratively to conceptualize a public history project and write a complete funding proposal for it. 

Approaches to Public History is offered every spring and is a required course for students pursuing the Public History concentration; Introduction to Public History is a prerequisite for this course.

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