I festival di storia: una via italiana alla Public History?
Title: I festival di storia: una via italiana alla Public History?
Other Title(s): Festivals of History: An Italian way towards Public History?
Author: CATASTINI, Francesco
Citation: Memoria e Ricerca, 2011, 37, 2, 143-154
ISSN: 1127-0195; 1972-523X
This paper discusses the absence of public history-teaching programs in Italian universities, and focuses on the practice of history in Italian open public spaces. The emergence of history festivals is analyzed as a phenomenon that affects not only history, but also other disciplines, such as philosophy, literature and even mathematics, and as a way to promote forms of civil engagement trough theater, drama, music and cinema. The paper suggests that the Italian way to Public History -the organization of history festivals- provides an occasion for professional historians to meet the public and to actively participate in civil society.
Subject: Public History; History Festival; Theater; Music; Movie; Engagement
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