David Dean, Professor and Co-Director Carleton Centre for Public History, Carleton University

Proposal Type


  • Seeking Additional Presenters
Related Topics
  • Civic Engagement
  • Place
  • Preservation

This roundtable considers how taking public history to the streets challenges boundaries and borders through multidisciplinary and multifaceted acts such as public art, performance, murals, installations etc.


I am searching for public historians who have engaged wiith community centred histories through innovative means, whose work involved navigating through a mosaic of stakeholders and interests, whether the outcomes achieved their goals or not. My own project, Capital History Kiosks can be heard here: http://www.cbc.ca/1.4121820

If you have a direct offer of assistance, sensitive criticism, or wish to pass along someone’s contact information confidentially, please get in contact directly: David Dean, [email protected]

If you have general ideas or feedback to share, please feel free to use the comments feature below.

All feedback and offers of assistance should be submitted by July 2, 2017.


1 comment
  1. Nancy Germano says:

    My project literally takes public history to the streets. I am exploring the use of walking tours to share community environmental history. While I am still in the beginning stages, having created and conducted one tour thus far, my conversations with stakeholders have revealed a general lack of knowledge about how to collaborate. For example, local environmental groups have expressed frustration with unwillingness from local history organizations to get involved (e.g., they already have their own agendas). I am also generally interested in the pros and cons of walking tours as a public history venue. I would be interested in hearing from you if you think this project could fit with your vision for the roundtable.

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