Public history of Waterloo’s Battle bicentenary, June 18-21, 2015
Her & Mus : heritage and museography, 2020, No. 21, pp. 51-76
NOIRET, Serge, Public history of Waterloo’s Battle bicentenary, June 18-21, 2015, Her & Mus : heritage and museography, 2020, No. 21, pp. 51-76 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/69437
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This paper comes from a personal experience during the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, 18th-21st of June 2015. It aims to illustrate the different meanings behind an international commemoration. It looks at how a battlefield landscape became a historical heritage park between public history practices and the commercial necessities of tourism of the past. It describes the different phases of the reenactment that took place on the battlefield, qualifies the historical mutable meanings of the collective memories of the battle, and how the Bicentenary moulded a new European oriented interpretation of the battle during the commemoration. It looks also more specifically at different ways the United Kingdom and France interpreted the Bicentenary.
First published online: 11 January 2021
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/69437
Full-text via DOI: 10.34810/hermusn21id378126
External link: https://www.raco.cat/index.php/Hermus/article/view/378126
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