This essay presents research undertaken in Sydney Australia on the pedagogical and social impact of a public history undergraduate course on students between 2016 and 2019 using surveys, interviews and focus groups. It argues that historians working within universities need to recognise the value of public history teaching and learning, framed by a commitment to the politics of social and cultural history, to help combat the forces of neo-liberalism working to devalue history within the tertiary sector and the decline in numbers of students opting to study history at university.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Cultural and Social History|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
- neo-liberal university
- public history teaching
- transferable skills