Due to essential network maintenance, access to some online services including the viewing of digital images will be temporarily unavailable between 5 pm and 8 pm AEST on Sunday, 22 September 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Session 7: Collaborating with communities
History Matters Series
Working with communities on their history can be one of the most rewarding (and frustrating) elements of being a public historian. How can we collaborate authentically with communities? What are the most productive forms of consultation? How do we shape the proposed outcomes to the needs of the community? Do we need different approaches for different communities? This session will explore the gamut of community histories from oral history projects to genealogy, native title, cultural heritage and thematic histories.
Kate Waters, Director, Waters Consultancy
Dr Madeline Shanahan, GML Manager, Public History and Research
Brye Marshall, Indigenous archaeologist
Public history shapes our communities’ understandings of the past. This series will explore the issues that stimulate and bedevil the work of public historians. This seminar series aims to encourage a more reflective approach to the practice of history and create conversations across a diverse cohort of practitioners. Professionals, scholars, students and those with a long-standing interest in public history all welcome.
Presented by Professional Historians Association (NSW & ACT) and Oral History NSW.