The Historian and Popular Culture

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Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 1:30pm
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Friday, March 2, 2012 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Workshop with

Guy Beiner
senior lecturer of modern history at Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, Israel,

Popular culture is an elusive field for historians, though it can offer rich source material not only for cultural explorations but, more broadly, also social and political history. The workshop will demonstrate the use of primary sources in a case study spanning the eighteenth to twentieth centuries in order to tease out some of the possibilities for historical research

Recommended preliminary reading
Garreth Williams, ‘Popular Culture and the Historians’ in Peter Lambert and Phillipp Schofield (eds.), Making History: An Introduction to the History and Practices of a Discipline (London and New York, 2004), pp 257-68. [available in PDF at the History Department]