The advantage of backwardness. Innovation and tradition in the Italian way to Public History

Author/s Agostino Bistarelli
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/289
Language Italian Pages 9 P. 97-105 File size 93 KB
DOI 10.3280/IC2019-289004
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The article examines the path that led to the creation of the Italian Association of Public History and to the organization of its first national conferences. It describes the process through which the discipline was established, taking into consideration some specific features of Italian historiography. Its aim is to highlight the intertwining of practices and subjects that, while moving in apparently very separate areas, found themselves aiming towards the same goal. The article then presents the "Manifesto" of Italian Public History, a document that sets out the objectives of the new association, and puts forward an initial reflection on the role it can play in the wider historical community.

Keywords: Public history, Italian historiography

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Agostino Bistarelli, Il vantaggio dell’arretratezza? Innovazione e tradizione nella via italiana alla public history in "ITALIA CONTEMPORANEA" 289/2019, pp 97-105, DOI: 10.3280/IC2019-289004