Anne Mitchell Whisnant
History 671
Spring 2020

This course introduces selected topics in the history, theory, and practice of public history.Public history encompasses historical work that is conducted or encountered in public settings; is fundamentally engaged with public audiences or communities; addresses itself explicitly to current public issues or problems; or mediates between the specialized knowledge of professional historians and the historically-oriented preferences, expectations, and needs of various publics. In past years, this course has included student work on collaborative digital projects focused on histories of the UNC campus and the campus at East Carolina University. See “Names in Brick and Stone: Histories from UNC’s Built Landscape” at