What does public engagement mean in today's South Africa? Which public? Whose heritage? Whose past matters? Are there examples of good practice we can share? And what role can the public play in shaping new approaches and agendas?
The last decade has seen challenges and controversy regarding how the past is represented, preserved and commemorated in post-apartheid South Africa. Join us to explore the challenges of democratising the study of the past and to discuss how historical reputations and legacies have been made, sustained and memorialised - and at what cost. These issues - and more - will be explored by participants including:
- David Smith (Public Engagement Officer, University of Huddersfield, U.K.)
- Laura Breen (Impact Support Officer, University of Huddersfield, U.K.)
- Samuel North (University of Hull, PhD candidate in heritage in South Africa)
- Tracey Randle (Heritage Consultant, South Africa)
- Helen Dampier, Cornelis Muller, Jenny Lake & Rebecca Gill (Hobhouse project team)
This workshop arises from a new project to re-appraise the biography of Emily Hobhouse - and a desire by the project partners to explore Hobhouse's legacy with a new public.
If you would like to attend, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tuesday 19 June 2018, 2-5pm
Venue: War Museum Bloemfontein