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Public History – Public Humanities


Symposium 12 February 2010


 

The focus of this symposium was on initiatives and thematical approaches to Public History/Public Humanities both as a research field and as area of application. The single talks covered questions such as: Which contents of the humanities are processed in which media and genres? Which channels are used to reach and to create a broad audience? What are the differences and similarities between science and humanities - especially regarding the public understanding of science? Are there new areas of application? And which insights do we get of the relation between institutions and the public?

 

 

The minutes of the proceedings by Doris Lechner can be accessed on H-Soz-u-Kult  (in German).

9.00 Introduction
9.15-10.15

Dr. Irmgard Zündorf (Postdam)
Public History in Berlin - Eine deutsche Übersetzung amerikanischer Ideen?

10.15-11.15Dr. Anna Schmid (Basel)
Das ethnologische Museum: Wissensbestände, Perspektiven und die Kraft der Objekte
11.45-12.45Dr. Michaela Fenske (Göttingen)
Volkskunde goes public. Aspekte des volkskundlichen Wissenstransfers
 Break
14.30-15.30Prof. Dr. Marianne Sommer (Zurich)
Gen und phylogenetisches Gedächtnis: Individuelle und kollektive genetische Geschichten im Netzwerk von Naturwissenschaft, Identitätspolitik und Markt
15.30-16.30Prof. Dr. Hendrijke Mautner (Stuttgart)
Biographisches Wissen im Film. Zwei Filme aus dem Umkreis des Mozart-Jahres 2006
16.30-17.00Round-up


 Venue: Wilhelmstraße 26, room 01 014

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