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Be a Public Historian: Feasibility and Approaches

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

History often conjures up distant past, distant lands and notable personalities. Historiography, the writing of history, tends to be within the purview of historians and other academics. However, as a participant and a player in the events of the world, each of us in the general public can be a historian, recording and writing our own histories as well. This is what Public History is about, calling for everyone’s participation in history writing and treating everyone as the subject of study.

To understand the processes and methodologies required for conducting Public History studies, the Renwen Society presents a lecture on September 18 by Prof. Qian Maowei, a leading expert in China in Public History, on how to become a public historian. Prof. Qian’s lecture will cover the following topics: 1) What is public history, 2) General public as the subject of study, 3) The emergence and development of public historiography in China, 4) The range of services public historiography provides to the society, 5) Oral history as the key technique for Public History studies, and 6) Approaches to public historiography.

The speaker Qian Maowei received his Ph.D. from the East China Normal University, a postdoc in history from Fudan University, both in Shanghai. He is currently a professor in the History Department of Ningbo University, where he is also the Director of the Public History Research Center. Prof. Qian has published over 30 books, many of which are on the theories and methodologies of public history.

Free, but advanced registration is requested.

说及历史,人们想到的总是遥远的、国家的、大人物的由史官和史学家撰写的历史。其实历史并不遥远,就在当下,就在身边,芸芸众生都是历史舞台上的人物,都可以记录自己的历史。当然,你得留下文本,才能拥有历史,否则仅有过往记忆而已。由普通人研究与记载自己历史的理论与技术,这是当代中国公众历史记录学正在研究的话题。华美人文学会特邀中国公众史学学科建设者、国家社科重大项目首席教授、宁波大学公众史学研究中心主任钱茂伟教授于美东时间9月18日晚8.00-9.30 (北京时间9月19日早上8.00-9.30)做《人人参与,人人入史——公众史学的意义与方法》专题讲座。

钱教授将分享六个知识点:1)何谓史学?何谓公众史学?2)史学关联对象的扩大:由国家而公众。3)中国公众史学的嬗变、内涵及意义。4)公众史学可以为公众提供什么样的历史文化服务?5)为什么说口述史是当代人往事追踪的关键途径与手法?6)我们如何着手写公众史?

公众史学鼓励人人参与,人人入史,人人成为文本生产者。通过此次讲座,听众可望学得对家族史调查、如何做口述史的具体方法。

主讲嘉宾钱茂伟,杭州人,华东师范大学博士,复旦大学历史学博士后,现为宁波大学人文与传媒学院历史学系教授,宁波大学公众史学研究中心主任,兼中国社会科学院大学研究生院博士生导师,公众历史研究会会长、浙江省百姓家谱文化研究会副会长,浙江省口述历史研究会副会长,出版著作30部,近年有《中国公众史学通论》,主编《公众史学读本》《公众史学评论》等,微信号“公众史学”创办人。目前为国家社科重大项目“当代中国公众历史记录理论与实践研究”首席教授,同时承担国家社科重大转重点项目“当代中国家谱编修理论与技术研究”。

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September 18
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