History Moves and the Mobile Humanities, or How Might We Put the Public at the Center of Public History?

Lecture Description

History Moves is a collaborative public and urban history project, with the express intention of designing spaces where community partners can determine the historical focus of exhibitions and public programs. A powerful example of what a shared authority might look like, History Moves, through collaboration with several different stakeholders, curates and displays histories of disenfranchised communities and themes in urban America. History Moves exemplifies what I call the “mobile humanities,” defined as much by itinerant potential, as by a commitment to working with and for communities, structured by historical and entrenched systems of inequality, to become makers of historical narratives about themselves and their city.

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Public History and Memory

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