Public history

Recordings of the symposium 'Making History together: Public Participation in Museums'

Recordings of the symposium 'Making History together: Public Participation in Museums'
The international online symposium brought together scholars, museum professionals and heritage practitioners to discuss how participatory history is constructed, developed, and implemented in museums.

'Making History Together: Public Participation in Museums' took place on 15 December 2020 and has brought together participants and case studies from all over the world. Sessions include discussions on co-creation and co-production, community of interpretation, digital public participatory practices, empowerment, and overall impact on making history in museums.



Thomas Cauvin, associated professor specialised in Public History for the C²DH.

Session 1: Setting up collections and Museums

Karin Priem (chair) is Senior Professor at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), Katerina Konstantinou (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens), Paola Boccalatte (Museo diffuso della Resistenza, della Deportazione, della Guerra, dei Diritti e della Libertà in Turin, Italy), Diviani Chaudhur (Shiv Nadar University, India)

Session 2: Virtual Participation

Valérie Schafer (chair) is a Professor in Contemporary European History at the C²DH at the University of Luxembourg, Nadezhda Povroznik (Perm State University in Russia), Tran Quoc-Tan (Institute of Anthropological Studies in Culture and History at the University of Hamburg, Germany), Hashimoto Yuta, Goto Makoto, Kameda Akihiro (National Museum of Japanese History)

Session 3: Community Framework of Collaboration

Jens van Maele (chair) is a research and development specialist at C²DH, Erika Berta (Hungarian National Museum in Budapest), Julia Ferloni (Museum of Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean in Marseille, France), Antonella Camarda (University of Sassari).

Session 4: Empowerment

Lars Wieneke (chair) is the Head of Digital Research Infrastructure at the C²DH, Lucy Malone (Museum Of Ordinary People, United Kingdom), Cédric Brosseau (Ingenium – Canada’s Museum of Science and Innovation), Rébéca Lemay-Perreault (Université du Québec, Montreal, Canada)

Session 5: Curating Together

Blandine Landau is a PhD candidate at the University of Luxembourg, Alisa Maximova (Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia) Isabella Redgate, Rebecca Dolgoy (Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, Canada), 'Museum Object Research with Participants with Congenital and Early-Onset Blindness' is co-presented by Carla Ayukawa, Chantal Trudel, Tom Everrett (School of Industrial Design, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)

Wrap-up by Christopher Morse and Thomas Cauvin