4th International Federation for Public History Ravenna, Italy, 5-9 June 2017

4th IFPH Annual Conference

From June 5 to June 9, 2017, the 4th annual conference of the International Federation for Public History (IFPH-FIHP) together with the first Italian Association of Public History (AIPH), which was set up in Rome in June 2016, was held in the city of Ravenna, renamed for a week the “public history city”, because of the number of public history events and the amount of national and international participants who join the conference.


IFPH-1 XXth century world wars through public history

Chair Chantal Kesteloot (CEGESOMA, Brussels)

  1. Anna Zalewska (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences) Material Warnings as the carriers of memory of the Great War and as the elements of the Roadside History Lessons
  2. Chantal Kesteloot (CEGESOMA, Brussels): Representing World War I in Museums and exhibitions
  3. Sebastiaan Vonk, (University of Groningen): Heading back to War again?: The Effects of Western Remembrance of World War II

IFPH-2 Public History in Parks , Landscapes and Battlefields

Chair Mark Tebeau, (Arizona State University)

  1. Mark Tebeau, (Arizona State University): Landscapes of Public History
  2. Slachta Krisztina, (Research Fellow ÁBTL Historical Archive of the Hungarian State): The Iron Curtain in Public History: Exhibition Sites Along the Former Austrian-Hungarian Border Zone
  3. Fabio Paride Pallotta (Universidade do Sagrado Coração, Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil) Public History in Urban Landscapes in Brazil: Preservation of Bauru Industrial Archeology Heritage

IFPH-3: Material and Immaterial Cultural Heritages

Chair Pierluigi Feliciati (University of Macerata)

  1. Olaya Sanfuentes (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile): Reflections on the possibility of a relationship between Cultural heritage and tourism
  2. Matteo Zaccarini (University of Edinburgh): The Athens of the North? Scotland, UK, France, and the struggle over the Parthenon 
  3. Steffi de Jong (Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Cologne Sound Memory? – The Uses of Sound and Silence in Memorial Museums

IFPH-4: Difficult Heritage of Political Violence

Chair Marcello Flores (University of Siena)

  1. Olga Zaslavskaya, (NAKKA/IACC, Budapest, Hungary): “Topography of Terror”: Difficult Heritage and Public History Memorial Projects Beyond Archives
  2. Viviane Trindade Borges (Universidade do Estadode Santa Catarina (UDESC), Brazil) Public History and Hansen’s disease memories in Brazil: the project Memorial Hospital Colônia Santa Teresa.
  3. Radhika Hettiarachi (Herstories Project): Dealing with Sri Lanka’s violent past: community trauma, healing and dialogue for non-recurrence through storytelling
  4. Flaminia Bartolini, University of Cambridge: Difficult histories and their publics: Fascist heritage of a Sicilian town in Italy

IFPH-5: Public History as a creative approach to deal with contested & difficult pasts

Chair Catherine Horel (CISH-ICHS Executive Secretary)

  1. Edward Madigan (Royal Holloway, University of London) The Long Shadow of the Great War in Northern Ireland: Public History in Post-Conflict Resolution and Anglo-Irish Relations
  2. Maria Vasekha, (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology Russian Academy of Science, Moscow) Who is Siberian, what is Siberian identity?
  3. Olwen Purdue, (Queen’s University Belfast) Public History in Northern Ireland: dealing with the past, engaging with the future’.

IFPH-6: Commemorations

Chair Indira Chowdhury  (Centre for Public History, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India)

  1. Alena Sauzade Veller (Stony Brook University), NY, USA: Beyond “Reflecting Absence,” Long Island Communities and the Commemoration of 9/11
  2. Rosanna Farbøl (Aarhus University) Cold War Memories, Museums and Heritage
  3. Steven Franklin (Royal Holloway, Univ. London), Clash of Narratives: Magna Carta & Monarchy in memorial form

and many many other sessions

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Above few extracts from the PP presentation by Anna Zalewska in Rawenna, 


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