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HIST5011B Perspectives in Comparative and Public History

Semester 1 (2022-2023)

Lecture TimeFriday, 18:30 - 20:15

VenueLi Koon Chun Hall, Sino Building (LKC LT1)


Lecturer CHEN Wenyan (39437120 /

Course Description



第一節 何為公眾史學?

第二節 公眾史學的興起:應用的歷史學

第三節 從應用到大眾的公眾史學:方法論的轉變

第四節 發現身邊的故事:個人與家庭

第五節 發現所在區域的歷史:城市和建築

第六節 公眾史學與公眾記憶

第七節 資料搜集和田野調查

第八節 口述史和公眾史學

第九節 公眾史學的實踐

第十節 公眾史學的表現方式

第十一節 數位人文和公眾史學的新趨勢

第十二節 解讀案例:Layers of London

第十三節 總結:公眾史學的未來和方向

Assessment & Assignments

課程參與及討論 10%

期末報告 90%


Books and Articles:

Ashton Paul and Alex Trpeznik edited, What Is Public History Globally? Working with the Past in the Present, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Hilda Kean and Paul Martin edited, The public history reader, London; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.

Jennifer Lisa Koslow, Public history: an introduction from theory to application, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,2021.

Paula Hamilton and James B. Gardner edited, The Oxford handbook of public history, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Robert Kelley, Public History: Its Origins, Nature, and Prospects, The Public Historian, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Autumn, 1978), pp. 16-28.

Rosenzweig Roy and David Thelen, The Presence of the Past, New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.




The Public historian, University of California Press.

Public History Review, UTS ePRESS.

Public History Weekly, the international BlogJournal, De Gruyter Oldenbourg.


Honesty in Academic Work

Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at

With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

  • In the case of group projects, all members of the group should be asked to sign the declaration, each of whom is responsible and liable to disciplinary actions, irrespective of whether he/she has signed the declaration and whether he/she has contributed, directly or indirectly, to the problematic contents.
  • For assignments in the form of a computer-generated document that is principally text-based and submitted via VeriGuide, the statement, in the form of a receipt, will be issued by the system upon students’ uploading of the soft copy of the assignment.

Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.

Only the final version of the assignment should be submitted via VeriGuide.

The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.

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