Here at the Australian Centre for Public History we embrace the fact that history is produced and consumed at all levels of society, from the most intimate family inheritance to public and political expressions of national memory. With members located across academic and public research and dissemination, we aim to advance international scholarship on the meaning and place of history in society, and to boost public engagement with that presence of the past in our community.
Our objectives are to:
- advance international scholarship on the meaning and place of history in society
- boost public engagement with that presence of the past in our community
- engage with public debates on the past, expand public historical knowledge, and develop community historical connections
- unite a range of historical researchers across UTS: from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Law, Design and Building
- demonstrate the integral link between public history skills and knowledges in the university and the broader community
- foster and undertake research in the area of public history, and carry out appropriate consultancies to support these objectives
- strengthen collaborative links in the field of history between the academic and the galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) sectors
- provide a variety of bodies in educational, community and professional sectors with a gateway to public history expertise and resources at UTS
- foster international exchanges of both staff and students.