This CFP seeks papers that delve into the relationship between early modern historical/art historical research and public history – emerging approaches, technologies, and challenges. We welcome case studies that are based on the presenter's own or collaborative project(s), or which discuss their research into public-facing early modern project(s). We seek papers that explore how historians involve diverse publics in the places and objects, people, and major issues and debates that drive early modern scholarship.
Papers might address, but need not be limited to, one or more of the following themes:
* Translating scholarly work into public engagement – methodologies, challenges, potential tensions. * Old media vs new media? Eg. interactive websites; locative media and digital place-making; augmented reality. * Public history as 'heritage'; negotiating external partnerships and access; identifying and involving diverse communities/audiences. * Approaches to 'difficult’ or contested heritage, contentious and/or emotive topics; framing dialogues between past and present. * Scope for 'co-production' or 'shared authority' in early modern projects; scope for role of oral history and cultural memory.