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Public History: Skills and Praxis

Fishermen Monument at L'Etang du Nord, Magdalen Islands
Fishermen Monument at L'Etang du Nord, Magdalen Islands

This graduate seminar will introduce students to the occupations, projects, and skills in the field of Public History. By presenting the vastness and variety of the historical craft beyond academia, this course allows students to acquire skills needed to execute a research project commonly produced in Public History contexts. It will also allow students to understand and articulate the marketable skills they have acquired in their history curriculum in order to better present themselves in the non-academic job market. This course is meant to provide a good basis for graduate students to understand what is needed of academically-trained historians working as public historians today.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.