Festivals of history: an Italian way towards Public History?

Author/s Francesco Catastini
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/37 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 143-154 File size 124 KB
DOI 10.3280/MER2011-037009
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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.

Keywords: Public History; History Festival; Theater; Music; Movie; Engagement

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Francesco Catastini, I festival di storia: una via italiana alla <i>Public History</i>? in "MEMORIA E RICERCA " 37/2011, pp 143-154, DOI: 10.3280/MER2011-037009